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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form of popular music arising from and incorporating a variety of musical styles, especially rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. Originating in the United States in the 1950s, it is characterized by electronically amplified instrumentation, a heavily accented beat, and relatively simple phrase structure.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of rock and roll.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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