Definition of rockabilly
: popular music marked by features of rock and country music
Recent Examples of rockabilly from the Web
Apart from a stint in Asleep At The Wheel and a superb duets album with rockabilly queens Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin, Flores has concentrated on her solo career ever since.
Musically, the punk-rockabilly band Reverend Horton Heat headlines the VanKampen main stage Friday, with Saturday's headliner the '70s arena-rock staple Foghat.
Benefit concert for Billy Hancock The local rockabilly musician is celebrated with performances by the Smokin’ Polecats, Cathy Ponton King, Gantt Kushner and Lunch with Bob, Ruthie and the Wranglers, Jumpin’ Jupiter and more.
Bands range from classic rock and rockabilly to country and pop.
Instead there was sake, poured by a young man with an imperious rockabilly pompadour.
Its sound drew on rockabilly, country-western and ’50s rock, albeit with more bite.
Hometown Thursdays The new outdoor concert series hosting local artists kicks off with rockabilly band Four Star Combo. 6:30 p.m.
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Origin and Etymology of rockabilly
2rock + -a- (as in rock-a-bye, phrase used to put a child to sleep) + hillbilly
First Known Use: 1956See Words from the same year
ROCKABILLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rockabilly for English Language Learners
: a kind of popular music that combines rock and country music
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