What does rock and roll mean?

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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."


  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.

  2. rock and roll(Noun)

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

  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.

  4. rock and roll(Noun)

    (UK) (rhyming slang) dole.

  5. rock and roll(Verb)

    To play rock and roll music.

  6. rock and roll(Verb)

    To have sex.

  7. rock and roll(Verb)

    To start, commence, begin, get moving.

  8. Origin: 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.


  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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  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. Tony Bramwell:

    There’s this whole legend about how great The Quarry Men were, but they barely played any gigs in their life, as soon as Paul joined, most of the others left because they wanted to play skiffle jazz and didn’t want to play rock and roll. Then George Harrison joined and completely demolished the idea of The Quarry Men as a folk skiffle band.

  2. Cosa Nostra:

    I started this project two years ago when this town was booming and everything was rock and roll, now everybody is crossing their fingers. We are struggling with the fact there are not a lot of people in town.

  3. 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.

  4. Peter York:

    Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of rock and roll

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