What does rock and roll mean?

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rock and roll

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music(noun)

    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."

Wiktionary

  1. rock and roll(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  2. rock and roll(Noun)

    Style of vigorous dancing associated with this 1950's music.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  3. rock and roll(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  4. rock and roll(Noun)

    (UK) (rhyming slang) dole.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  5. rock and roll(Verb)

    To play rock and roll music.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  6. rock and roll(Verb)

    To have sex.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

  7. rock and roll(Verb)

    To start, commence, begin, get moving.

    Etymology: As a name for a specific style of popular music from c.1954, coined by disc jockey Alan Freed. Originally a verb phrase common among Black speakers of English, meaning "have sexual intercourse"; it was a euphemism with a hidden meaning that appeared in song titles and dance styles since the early 1930’s. More at rock, roll.

Freebase

  1. Rock and Roll

    "Rock and Roll" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, which was first released as the second track from the band's fourth album in 1971, with a guest appearance by The Rolling Stones pianist Ian Stewart.

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How to say rock and roll in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rock and roll in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rock and roll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of rock and roll in a Sentence

  1. John Lennon:

    My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified guy who didn't know how to cry. Simple.

  2. Aretha Franklin:

    I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.

  3. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

  4. Adam Spencer:

    I was doing a ‘Lemmy’ [Motrhead's legendary rock and roll front man] themed burger and his favorite drink was Jack Daniels and Coke. I made a caramel with this in it and it tasted amazing.

  5. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Mick As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.

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