rock music

rock music
a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

Members of this Topic: ↑backbeat
Hypernyms: ↑popular music, ↑popular music genre
Part Meronyms: ↑backbeat

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ˈrock music [rock music] noun
= rock

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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