Definition of rock and roll noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


rock and roll

BrE BrE//ˌrɒk ən ˈrəʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌrɑːk ən ˈroʊl//
(also rock ’n’ roll) [uncountable] Styles of music
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a type of music popular in the 1950s with a strong beat and simple tunes See related entries: Styles of music Culture Rock and roll developed from jazz and country music, and was played by such performers as Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly.
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