country rock

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of country rock

1 : rock music containing elements of country music
2 geology : the rock in which a mineral deposit or intrusion is enclosed
  • Near the edge of an intrusion, where magma has already been cooled against the surrounding country rock, this happens fairly slowly.
  • —Robert Wichman
called also country

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First Known Use of country rock

1956

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of country rock for English Language Learners

  • : a type of rock music that sounds similar to country music


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