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ˈrɒk əˌbɪl irock·a·bil·ly

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  1. rockabillynoun

    a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat


  1. rockabillynoun

    A genre of music originating from the South (United States) and mixing elements of rock, blues, country, hillbilly boogie and bluegrass music.

  2. rockabillynoun

    A member of the subculture associated with rockabilly music.


  1. rockabilly

    Rockabilly is a genre of music that emerged in the 1950s, blending elements of country (also known as "hillbilly" music), rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Characterized by a usually upbeat tempo, it is often associated with the rock 'n roll style of the 1950s and is considered one of the early forms of rock music. The term "rockabilly" itself is a portmanteau of the words "rock" (from "rock 'n roll") and "hillbilly", reflecting its mixture of styles.


  1. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, dating to early 1950s United States. It is a "blend of country & western and rhythm & blues" that... pointed the way to classic rock 'n' roll." It has also been defined as "popular music combining features of rock 'n' roll and bluegrass." The term "rockabilly" is a portmanteau of "rock" and "hillbilly", the latter a reference to the country music that contributed strongly to the style's development. Other important influences on rockabilly include western swing, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues. While there are notable exceptions, its origins lie primarily in the Southern United States. The influence and popularity of the style waned in the 1960s, but during the late 1970s and early 1980s, rockabilly enjoyed a major revival of popularity. An interest in rockabilly endures even in the 21st century, often within a rockabilly subculture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rockabilly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rockabilly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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