heavy metal

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of heavy metal

1 :a metal of high specific gravity
2 :energetic and highly amplified electronic rock music having a hard beat
  • Borrowing elements of everything from grunge to progressive rock, from gospel to heavy metal
  • —David Okamoto

Examples of heavy metal in a Sentence

  1. He listens to heavy metal.

  2. lead, gold, and other heavy metals

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First Known Use of heavy metal

1864


HEAVY METAL Defined for English Language Learners

heavy metal

noun

Definition of heavy metal for English Language Learners

  • : a type of loud rock music that has a strong beat

  • : a metal that is very dense and heavy


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