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I tend to support and get behind issues instead of candidates, because of the whole 'Super Bowl' generalization of our world - You're on this side, I'm on that side; you're a Republican, I'm a Democrat; you're country music, I'm rock music.
Brandi Carlile

Meaning of "rock music" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ROCK MUSIC

rock music  [rɒk ˈmjuːzɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROCK MUSIC

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adjective
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rock music 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 ROCK MUSIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rock music

Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than pop music.

Definition of rock music in the English dictionary

The definition of rock music in the dictionary is any of various styles of pop music having a heavy beat, derived from rock and roll.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROCK MUSIC


algesic
ælˈdʒiːzɪk
analgesic
ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk
antimusic
ˈæntɪˌmjuːzɪk
Ashkenazic
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪk
boeremusiek
ˈbʊərəˌmjuːzɪk
cryptomnesic
ˌkrɪptəmˈniːzɪk
early-music
ˈɜːlɪ ˈmjuːzɪk
hyperalgesic
ˌhaɪpərælˈdʒiːzɪk
mesic
ˈmiːzɪk
music
ˈmjuːzɪk
nonmusic
ˌnɒnˈmjuːzɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROCK MUSIC

rock face
rock fall
rock flour
rock formation
rock garden
rock hyraces
rock hyrax
rock lobster
rock mechanics
rock melon
Rock of Gibraltar
rock oil
rock opera
rock painting
rock partridge
rock pigeon
rock pipit
rock plant
rock pool
rock python

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROCK MUSIC

absolute music
art music
background music
chamber music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
gospel music
House music
incidental music
piano music
pop music
popular music
rap music
sheet music
soul music
swing music
theme music
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of rock music in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «rock music» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROCK MUSIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

摇滚音乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la música rock
570 millions of speakers

English

rock music
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रॉक संगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

موسيقى الروك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рок-музыка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

música rock
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রক সঙ্গীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la musique rock
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

muzik rock
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rockmusik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロック音楽
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

록 음악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Musik rock
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạc rock
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதிரடி இசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॉक संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Rock müzik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

musica rock
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

muzyka rockowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рок - музика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muzica rock
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ροκ μουσική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rock musiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rockmusik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rockemusikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rock music

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The term «rock music» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.487 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROCK MUSIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «ROCK MUSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rock music.
1
Ian Axel
I'm a big fan of piano-based rock music like Elton John, Ben Folds, and even Queen.
2
B.o.B
I like rock music because it's always sonically fascinating. There's never a method to what it needs to sound like. It's just however that instrument comes out that day, whatever the humidity level was in the air, what studio you were at. All that makes that tone that you can't re-create, so each song is like a person.
3
Frank Black
There's more to life than listening to rock music.
4
Frank Black
They're a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They're not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They're like, it's cool and everything, but whatever. They're just as impressed by YouTube.
5
Tony Blair
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
6
Don Bluth
The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it.
7
William Boyd
In the broad spectrum of the arts, two worlds rarely overlap - the literary world and the world of rock music.
8
William Boyd
Even though I've been an avid consumer of contemporary music since my early teens, the world of rock music has always been at something of a distance - I listen to it, read about it, I talk about it, but I've had little or no contact with its denizens.
9
Carla Bruni
I love English rock music the best and have always been fascinated by The Clash, especially Joe Strummer, their singer.
10
Brandi Carlile
I tend to support and get behind issues instead of candidates, because of the whole 'Super Bowl' generalization of our world - You're on this side, I'm on that side; you're a Republican, I'm a Democrat; you're country music, I'm rock music.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROCK MUSIC»

Discover the use of rock music in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rock music and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rock Music: Culture, Aesthetics and Sociology
A stimulating and penetrating study of rock music, from rock 'n' roll to the present day. The book will be of interest to historians of music, popular culture and media studies.
Peter Wicke, 1990
2
Expression in Pop-rock Music: A Collection of Critical and ...
First published in 2000
Walter Everett, 2000
3
The Lost Women of Rock Music: Female Musicians of the Punk Era
Helen Reddington investigates the social and commercial reasons for how these women became lost from the rock music record.
Helen Reddington, 2007
4
Rush, Rock Music and the Middle Class: Dreaming in Middletown
Canadian progressive rock band Rush was the voice of the suburban middle class. In this book, Chris McDonald assesses the band's impact on popular music and its legacy for legions of fans.
Chris McDonald, 2009
5
The Republic of Rock: Music and Citizenship in the Sixties ...
The book also illustrates how and why the legacy of rock music in the sixties continues to matter to the meaning of citizenship in a global society today.
Michael J. Kramer, 2013
6
Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music
Collects Ellen Willis' writings on popular music from her career at the New Yorker and other publications.
Ellen Willis, Nona Willis Aronowitz, 2011
7
I Wanna be Me: Rock Music and the Politics of Identity
"Gracyk grapples with the ways that rock shapes--limits and expands--our notions of who we can be in the world. [He] sees rock as a mass art, open-ended and open to diverse (but not unlimited) interpretations.
Theodore Gracyk, 2001
8
Rock Music in Performance
However, this crucial part of the creation and reception of popular music has not received the attention it deserves. Rock Music in Performance aims to fill this gap.
David Pattie, 2007
9
Rock/Music writings
Rock/Music Writingscollects 13 of Graham's most influential writings, on bands ranging from The Kinks to Bow Wow Wow, first published in art journals such as Real Life, Open Letterand ZGbetween 1968 and 1988, and in the now rare volume Rock ...
Dan Graham, 2009
10
Philosophy at 33 1/3 Rpm: Themes of Classic Rock Music
Harris (philosophy, c. of William and Mary) explores the lyrics of rock on the human condition.
James Franklin Harris, 1993

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROCK MUSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rock music is used in the context of the following news items.
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VIDEO: Rock music fans get into deep water in underwater concert
Hundreds of music-loving snorkellers and divers, joined by long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, attended an underwater concert broadcast at the Florida Keys ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
2
State rejects Kid Rock prison music video
Lansing — The Michigan Department of Corrections has rejected a request by a television production company to film a concert-style Kid Rock music video ... «The Detroit News, Jul 15»
3
Apple (AAPL) Music Set to Rock Music Market
The launch of Apple (AAPL) Music on Tuesday will speed the shift in consumer spending to music subscriptions at the expense of music ownership, ... «Cabot Wealth Advisory, Jun 15»
4
Harmonix: Rock Band 4 Will "Set the Bar" for Music Games
It's a validation of our decision to bring Rock Band back now--it's a sign that people are ready for music games (and rock music) to reclaim their spot in our ... «GameSpot, Apr 15»
5
Rock Music Menu: An interesting time for legendary AC/DC
A new album from the band, 'Rock or Bust,' comes out Dec. 2. The video for the first single, “Play Ball,” premiered this week. In it, guitarist Angus Young and ... «The Delaware County Daily Times, Nov 14»
6
Gene Simmons declares rock music to be 'finally dead'
In an interview published by Esquire and conducted by his son Nick, Simmons was robust in his criticism of the music industry, asserting that rock artists don't ... «NME.com, Sep 14»
7
2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Daryl Hall …
It doesn't get much more appropriate: a long-popular Hall — and Oates — joining rock music's Hall of Fame. On their first nomination, Daryl Hall and John Oates ... «Zap2it.com, May 14»
8
Lou Reed Expanded Boundaries of Rock Music
He also proved that he was a rock classicist at heart with such much-covered standards as “Sweet Jane” and “Rock and Roll,” the latter of which may be the ... «Variety, Oct 13»
9
Neil Diamond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Says He Feels …
I think any music that's made by the youngsters of the generations from the 1950s until the present is some form of rock music, unless specifically stated ... «RollingStone.com, Dec 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Rock music [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rock-music>. Aug 2019 ».
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