rock and roll

\ˌrä-kən-ˈrōl \
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rock-and-roll or rock 'n' roll adjective

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To the outsider, there wasn’t real rock and roll in Russia: Everything had to go through the state or had to be approved by sensors and the KGB. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Ludovico: The piano’s quiet rock star talks about his first Houston concert," 11 July 2018 Based on 'Tequila', the classic rock and roll instrumental by the Champs, it was performed at Chester during the Reds' 7-0 victory in a pre-season friendly., "VIDEO: Liverpool Fans Come up With Hilarious New Chant in Honour of Brazil World Cup Star," 9 July 2018 Designer Michele was inspired by the fascination with death, specifically in rock and roll and goth culture. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "9 References to Death in Gucci’s Cruise Show," 31 May 2018 And despite reportedly having a love for American rock and roll music, Díaz-Canel has increasingly shown himself to be a hardliner when dealing with the US. Patrick Oppmann, CNN, "Cuba's likely new leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, faces economic and diplomatic challenges," 18 Apr. 2018 Some are a little bit country, some are a little rock and roll. Dan Deluca,, "Is 'Woke Country' a thing? Is there a #MeToo moment happening in country music?," 22 Mar. 2018 The mass start long-track speedskating race, which will make its Olympic debut at the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month, is a little bit NASCAR, a little bit rock and roll. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mass start races deliver excitement on final day of U.S. Olympic speedskating trials," 7 Jan. 2018 From jazz and heroin, to marijuana and reggae, to whiskeys in country music, and the great range of substances in rock and roll, drugs and alcohol have had major influences on both art and artist. Josie Duffy Rice, The Atlantic, "The Gospel According to Pusha T," 12 July 2018 The August theme focuses on vintage guitars, amps, vinyl records, CDs, and rock and roll memorabilia. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Grayslake antique market doubles in size for summer," 25 June 2018

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rock and roll

: rock music

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variants: or rock ‘n’ roll

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