protometal etymology

English word protometal comes from English metal, English proto-

Detailed word origin of protometal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
metal English (eng) (music) Characterized by strong drum-beats and distorted guitars. [1970s and after]. Having the emotional or social characteristics associated with metal music; brash, bold, frank, unyielding, etc. To make a road using crushed rock, stones etc. (UK, obsolete, in the plural) The rails of a railway.. (archaic) The substance that constitutes something or someone; matter; hence, character or [...]
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
protometal English (eng) (music) A style of music that was a precursor to heavy metal.

Words with the same origin as protometal

Descendants of metal
cermet mettle
Descendants of proto-
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