Hard-rock



[hahrd-rok] /ˈhɑrdˌrɒk/

adjective
1.
(loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology)
noun
1.
the original form of rock-‘n’-roll, basically dependent on a consistently loud and strong beat.
noun
1.
(music) a rhythmically simple and usually highly amplified style of rock and roll

adjective

Severe; dour and pugnacious; tough: the old hard-rock guy who would line up all the cocaine users and shoot them

[1923+; probably fr the difficulty of hard-rock mining as distinct fr other kinds; influenced by rock-hard]

noun phrase

A form of rock-and-roll music with a simple, driving beat, usually played on heavily amplified guitars (1960s+ Rock and roll)

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