rock etymology

English word rock comes from English rock and roll

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Detailed word origin of rock

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rock and roll English (eng)
rock English (eng) A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals. (intransitive) To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.. (intransitive, slang) To be very favourable or skilful; excel; be fantastic.. (transitive) To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with [...]