rock and roll

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

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Stewart is among the most expressive singers in the history of rock and roll. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Summer concerts in Phoenix: Eagles, Post Malone, Logic, Panic! at the Disco, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa," 15 June 2018 Domino, who is best known as one of the fathers of rock and roll, died in October and was known as a pioneer in the genre. Alexia Fernandez,, "Legendary Artists Chuck Berry & Fats Domino Remembered in Touching Grammy Awards Musical Tribute," 28 Jan. 2018 The main thrust of the game is searching for card combos in the drafting phase and then watching those combos rock and roll when your characters are deployed. Aaron Zimmerman, Ars Technica, "The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018," 11 Aug. 2018 Which might explain why, in 2018, the best music from hip-hop’s lead provocateur is rock and roll. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "What Lives in Kanye West’s ‘Ghost Town’," 14 June 2018 Beyond the Beats: Rock & Roll’s Greatest Drummers Speak! a new book published by Music Square Media, presents the back stories of 12 drummers on some of the most revered bands in rock and roll history. David Dorsey, USA TODAY, "'Beyond the Beats': A dozen of rock's greatest drummers share their craft in new book," 20 Apr. 2018 Nothing was more rock and roll at the 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony than this one kid shredding on the electric guitar. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Star of the Olympics Closing Ceremony Is This Guitar Kid Who Really Rocked Out," 25 Feb. 2018 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

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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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