- n. A style of popular music characterized by a basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, drums, and vocals (generally with bass guitar). Generally used to refer to the 1950’s rock, and rock of its style, quite close to swing.
- n. Style of vigorous dancing associated with this 1950’s music.
- n. An intangible feeling, philosophy, belief or allegiance relating to rock music (generally from the 1970s–1980s), and heavy metal bearing certain elements of this music, pertaining to unbridled enthusiasm, cynical regard for certain Christian and authoritarian bodies, and attitudes befitting some degree of youthful debauchery. This meaning is sometimes used as an exclamation, in describing traits of certain people, and so on.
- n. UK (rhyming slang) dole.
- v. To play rock and roll music.
- v. slang, euphemistic To have sex.
- v. To start, commence, begin, get moving.
- n. a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
- From rock (move back and forth) + and + roll; originally a verb phrase common among African Americans, meaning "to have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. (Wiktionary)
“Didn’t know how to spell, didn’t know how to play but could accompany himself on the gee-tar and so forth and that’s how rock and roll was born.25”
“She couldn't figure it — that somebody who wore black leather and tapped the tops of his beer cans with such elegant fingers could live in a place with white Conran furniture, rock and roll posters on the wall, and a metal sea gull statue.”
“He told me that when Susan Baker and Tipper Gore were exposing the dangerous, sick, ugly words that were hidden in the rock and roll music that the kids are listening to, Hustler magazine had a picture of the two of them as “A—h-l-s of the Month.””
“I watched Mary, her face expressionless and carefully not looking at me, button my shirt-cuffs — with both wrists bandaged and my fingers heavily scratched it was a bit much for me — and went on, "Well, it'll certainly provide the British public with a conversational change from the football pools, what so-and-so said on TV last night and the latest rock and roll sensation.”
“I followed Gus on his first ever rock and roll tour—with his deathcore quintet Funereal Winch—which took him and his $150 bass paid for by a miserable summer working at Quiznos through suburban Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania, and I followed him through all the exploded friendships and busted feelings that resulted from it.”
“With the West no longer completely cut off, Czech youth immediately tapped into the vibrant Western youth culture wearing Texasskis — blue jeans — and going to clubs to hear the big beat, as rock and roll was called.”
“She could hear the shuffling at the door, the rock and roll playing in the limo, the bong bubbling, lines being chopped on a CD case, and a male voice repeating the phrase "sweet blue titties" over and over like a mantra.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘rock and roll’.
Collocations with 'and' & 'or'
neither fish nor ..., neither hide nor ..., alive and kicking, all or nothing, an arm and a leg, apples and oranges, back and forth, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and white, blood and guts, bow and arrow and 230 more...
alas and alack, apples and oranges, coffee and tea, cream and sugar, father and son, forgive and forget, ins and outs, kith and kin, knit and purl, milk and cookies, mother and daughter, odds and ends and 181 more...
how rock is used
Typical words from Beatles song titles. Can you recreate the titles?
(Grammatical words have been omitted)
contrasting idioms incorporating 'and'
odds and ends, nook and cranny, plug and play, pick and roll, hunt and peck, nickel and dime, movers and shakers, salt and pepper, rack and ruin, profit and loss, rock and roll, rods and cones and 83 more...
Short phrases or names that could be shortened to R&R.
adam and eve, again and again, alpha and omega, arts and crafts, b and b, back and forth, bacon and eggs, be-all and end-all, bells and whistles, black and blue, black and tan, blood and guts and 165 more...
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A complete list of the red cards (things) from the popular word game.
Words containing forms of the verb 'to roll,' with hat tip to the bear's list of things that roll.
About folk, dancing styles, music styles, popular songs, etc.
Acerca del folclore, bailes, estilos musicales, canciones populares, etc.
Words relating to style, personal styling, stylishness
My R Words
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