Definition of heavy metal
: energetic and highly amplified electronic rock music having a hard beat
Examples of heavy metal in a sentence
He listens to heavy metal.
lead, gold, and other heavy metals
First Known Use of heavy metal
HEAVY METAL Defined for English Language Learners
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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