Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
View details Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search
The first concert I ever saw was Roy Orbison.
Daniel A. D'Aniello

Meaning of "Orbison" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF ORBISON

Orbison  [ˈɔːbɪsən] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORBISON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Orbison is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ORBISON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Orbison

Roy Orbison

Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by the nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's film Blue Velvet revived his career. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents.

Definition of Orbison in the English dictionary

The definition of Orbison in the dictionary is Roy. 1936–89, US pop singer and songwriter. His records include the singles "Only the Lonely" and "Oh Pretty Woman" and the album Mystery Girl.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORBISON


Addison
ˈædɪsən
alison
ˈælɪsən
basin
ˈbeɪsən
bison
ˈbaɪsən
bisson
ˈbɪsən
christen
ˈkrɪsən
comparison
kəmˈpærɪsən
Dyson
ˈdaɪsən
Edison
ˈɛdɪsən
gambeson
ˈɡæmbɪsən
garrison
ˈɡærɪsən
Harrison
ˈhærɪsən
Jason
ˈdʒeɪsən
listen
ˈlɪsən
madison
ˈmædɪsən
mason
ˈmeɪsən
Morrison
ˈmɒrɪsən
Tennyson
ˈtɛnɪsən
Tyson
ˈtaɪsən
unison
ˈjuːnɪsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORBISON

Orcadian
Orcagna

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORBISON

American bison
benison
caparison
cloison
county prison
degrees of comparison
European bison
intercomparison
liaison
livraison
minimum security prison
Murchison
orison
parison
poison
prison
State prison
trahison
venison
vison

Synonyms and antonyms of Orbison in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Orbison» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF ORBISON

Find out the translation of Orbison to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Orbison from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Orbison» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

比森
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Orbison
570 millions of speakers

English

Orbison
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Orbison
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

array(أربيسن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Орбисон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Orbison
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Orbison
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Orbison
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orbison
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orbison
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オービソン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오비슨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orbison
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Orbison
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Orbison
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑर्बिसन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Orbison
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Orbison
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Orbison
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Орбісон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Orbison
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Orbison
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Orbison
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Orbison
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Orbison
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Orbison

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ORBISON»

The term «Orbison» is quite widely used and occupies the 52.228 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Quite widely used
76
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «Orbison» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of Orbison
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «Orbison».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ORBISON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Orbison» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Orbison» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Orbison

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «ORBISON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Orbison.
1
Daniel A. D'Aniello
The first concert I ever saw was Roy Orbison.
2
Teddy Thompson
I'm a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n' roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORBISON»

Discover the use of Orbison in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Orbison and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison
Rhapsody in Black contains new interviews with over 20 people who worked closely with Orbison throughout his life.
John Kruth, 2013
2
Roy Orbison: Invention Of An Alternative Rock Masculinity
In this book, Peter Lehman looks at the long span of Orbison's career and probes into the uniqueness of his songs, singing, and performance style, arguing that singer/songwriters no less than filmmakers can be considered as auteurs.Unlike ...
Peter Lehman, 2010
3
Only the Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story
Roy Orbison's sudden death in 1988 was regarded by many as the final scene in a tragedy which had already taken the lives of his wife and two eldest sons in separate accidents in the mid 1960s.
Alan Clayson, 1998
4
Roy Orbison: Guitar Chord Songbook
This collection includes 38 songs: Blue Bayou * California Blue * Candy Man * Communication Breakdown * Crying * Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) * Falling * I Drove All Night * I'm Hurtin' * In Dreams * It's Over * Mean Woman Blues * Oh, ...
Roy Orbison, 2006
5
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
Roy Orbison I 605 minute versions. It's never dull, but it rarely achieves the spaced-out buzz along the way to dullness, which is really the Orb's sweet spot. —D.w. Roy Orbison ***** The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison (1972; Sony, 1990) ...
Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard, 2004
6
Billboard
Remembering Roy — Anniversary Year Brings Multiple Tributes To Orbison BY WAYNE ROBINS An array of events and ventures will honor the musical legacy of Roy Orbison this year, marking the 75th anniversary of his birth on April 23.
7
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
Lonely” defined the classic Orbison style. Between 1960 and 1965 he became a master of the pop single. “Running Scared,” “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Blue Bayou,” and “It's Over” were among his hits, all written by Orbison, some cowritten with ...
Paul Kingsbury, Michael McCall, John Rumble, 2012
8
The Roy Orbison Guitar Songbook
Titles are: Blue Angel * Blue Bayou * Claudette * Crying * Dream Baby * Falling * I'm Hurtin' * In Dreams * It's Over * Leah * Oh, Pretty Woman * Only the Lonely * Ooby Dooby * Running Scared * Working for the Man.
‎2000
9
The Definitive Roy Orbison Collection
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 38 of his best, including: Blue Angel * Blue Bayou * Claudette * Crying * Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) * Falling * It's Over * Oh, Pretty Woman * Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) * Pretty ...
Roy Orbison, 1997
10
The Best of Roy Orbison for Easy Guitar
(Easy Guitar). 19 songs, including: Blue Angel * Blue Bayou * Candy Man * Crying * Dream Baby * Falling * I'm Hurtin' * It's Over * Oh, Pretty Woman * Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) * Running Scared * You Got It * and more.
Roy Orbison, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORBISON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Orbison is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Pitbull wows Mid-State Fair crowd with energetic performance
On top of the rhythmic conga drums and flutes, snippets of Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, Roy Orbison's “Pretty Woman“ and Guns N' ... «The San Luis Obispo Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Songfest is 'Storytellin' in the 42420'
A musician for six years with John Fogerty Band, Nolen is a staff songwriter at Roy Orbison's Still Working Music, a Nashville/BMG-based ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»
3
Jim Adkins goes solo for Hollywood show before returing with Jimmy …
I grew up listening to all kinds of music from the '60s and '70s, stuff from Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison who exemplified that sort of concise ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
4
9 Teen Movies That Are Sad and Cool at the Same Time
That soundtrack also includes Roy Orbison's haunting "Life Fades Away." The iconic singer died just a year later, and "Life Fades Away," which ... «Zimbio, Jul 15»
5
Terry Fator brings unique show to The Joint
... of musical superstars, such as Nat King Cole, Garth Brooks, Roy Orbison, Dean Martin, Elvis, Louis Armstrong, Bruno Mars and many more. «Tahlequah Daily Press, Jul 15»
6
Hitting the road in Chicago: Sights and sounds of route 66
I stayed in a colourful Roy Orbison-themed room at the Hard Rock Hotel. The quote etched into the mirror read: “I don't believe you, you're not ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
7
Sam Phillips historical marker stolen from Shoals hotel
... revolutionized American music, and his Sun Record label revealed the sounds of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, ... «WTVM, Jul 15»
8
Widmeyer: Remembering a president and a father
... and most were athletes: heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson, the Browns' running back Jim Brown, the Celtics' Bill Russell, Roy Orbison, ... «Houston Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
TODAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Roy Orbison Tribute Show, with Matt King and the Good Tymes Band, 7 to 11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1932 Ward Ave., $10 to $15, 608-788-2998. «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Walnut Creek and Lamorinda Arts Notes
Wiley Ray and the Big O Band, a regionally-touring musical group will pay tribute to Roy Orbison, presented by Lenmil Productions at 8 p.m. ... «Ft. Bragg Advocate-News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Orbison [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/orbison>. Dec 2022 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z