Definition of rockabilly noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɒkəbɪli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːkəbɪli//
[uncountable] Styles of music
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a type of American music that combines rock and roll and country music See related entries: Styles of music Word Origin1950s: blend of rock and roll and hillbilly. Culture Country music was originally called hillbilly music. Rockabilly was especially popular in the mid 1950s, and was sung by Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, Carl Perkins, Brenda Lee and other early rock and roll stars.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rockabilly