rock music

rock music (uncountable)

  1. (music) A broad genre of popular music, including especially those styles ultimately derived from rock and roll, employing electrical amplification, heavy use of guitars, 4/4 time with strong percussive rhythm on beats two and four (backbeat), and usually themes of bold wildness, rebellion, and sexuality.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: rock, musique rock
  • German: Rockmusik
  • Portuguese: rock
  • Russian: рок-му́зыка

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