hard rock

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of hard rock

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

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First Known Use of hard rock

1959


HARD ROCK Defined for English Language Learners

hard rock

noun

Definition of hard rock for English Language Learners

  • : loud rock music that has a heavy regular beat


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