hard rock

noun
|Updated on: 30 Jul 2018

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

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  • : loud rock music that has a heavy regular beat


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