hard rock


Definition of hard rock

: rock music marked by a heavy regular beat, high amplification, and usually frenzied performances

Examples of hard rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Italy gained the right to host Eurovision when hard rock band Måneskin (pictured) won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with an impressive 524 points, which brought the show back to Italy for the first time since Rome 1991. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 8 Oct. 2021 Luke Wood, who worked in marketing at Geffen in the early ’90s (and later headed up Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics), remembers a meeting about a hard rock band called Roxy Blue then signed to the label. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Louder Than Life will require all attendees to either prove they're fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID-19 test result to attend the hard rock music festival in Louisville. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 16 Sep. 2021 Reignwolf delivered the afternoon thunder, warming up the hard rock contingent of the crowd well before GNR's set that night. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 5 Sep. 2021 For the last 27 years, before the waterfall fireworks from the bridge, before hard rock anthems and ribbits become the soundtrack of the night, Labor Day has also meant tens of thousands of yellow rubber ducks being poured into the Ohio River. Kathrine Nero, The Enquirer, 4 Sep. 2021 The area around Hite's Cove was the site of a hard rock gold mining operation in the mid-19th century. CBS News, 21 Aug. 2021 Cove was the site of a hard rock gold mining operation in the mid-19th century. NBC News, 20 Aug. 2021 The Environmental Protection Agency said the metal mining sector accounted for 41% of toxic substance releases and estimated that hard rock mines have contaminated about 40% of watersheds in the West. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 2 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of hard rock

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard rock was in 1959

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18 Oct 2021

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“Hard rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20rock. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hard rock

: loud rock music that has a heavy regular beat


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