Definition of heavy metal
- Borrowing elements of everything from grunge to progressive rock, from gospel to heavy metal …
- —David Okamoto
He listens to heavy metal.
lead, gold, and other heavy metals
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: a type of loud rock music that has a strong beat
: a metal that is very dense and heavy
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to pay off by making regular payments
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