What is rock?

  • (noun): Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust.
    Example: "That mountain is solid rock"
    Synonyms: stone
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Psychedelic Rock
... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of psychedelic ... The Byrds, and The Yardbirds, emerging as a genre during the mid 1960s among folk rock and blues rock bands in the United Kingdom and United States, such as Grateful ... reached a peak in between 1967 and 1969 with the Summer of Love and Woodstock Rock Festival, becoming an international musical movement and associated with a ...
Rock - Other Uses
... ROCK1, human gene Rock or islet, small island Rock, or distaff, a tool used in spinning Rock, slang term for crack cocaine Enlarged Jewellery, such as the ... military officers' organization The Rock (Radio station), a New Zealand rock music radio station Mangrove red snapper, sometimes called rock salmon ...
43 Songs - Background
... Zero (Belgium), was one of the five original Rock in Opposition (RIO) bands that performed at the inaugural RIO festival in London on 12 March 1978 ... albums between 1976 and 1985, and their music has been described as "Art rock with a twisted A" ... Their compositions are "fractured" elements of jazz, rock and pop with unusual structures that sometimes sound like "demented and absurdist small-orchest ...
XETRA-FM - History
... at 6PM, 91X followed in the footsteps of KROQ-FM and switched formats to "rock of the 80s" (modern rock). 91X on-air personality Jim LaMarca recounts the transition "The day 91X (XETRA-FM) went Rock of the 80s, almost no one knew it was coming so there was no ... He said, 'This is 91X Rock of the 80s and this is "Sex" from Berlin.' Everyone at the station (remember he is now in Mexico 30 minutes away) thought this song was too weird ...
Minnesota - Culture - Entertainment
... Music of Minnesota Minnesotan musicians of many genres include rock star Prince, harmony singers The Andrews Sisters, rockabilly star Eddie Cochran, folk musician Bob ...

More definitions of "rock":

  • (noun): (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable.
    Example: "He was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew
  • (noun): A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter.
    Example: "He threw a rock at me"
    Synonyms: stone
  • (noun): United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984).
    Synonyms: John Rock
  • (noun): Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored.
    Synonyms: rock candy
  • (verb): Move back and forth or sideways.
    Synonyms: sway, shake
  • (noun): Pitching dangerously to one side.
    Synonyms: careen, sway, tilt
  • (verb): Cause to move back and forth.
    Example: "Rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"
    Synonyms: sway

Famous quotes containing the word rock:

    Nobody dast blame this man.... For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don’t put a bolt to a nut, he don’t tell you the law or give you medicine. He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.
    Arthur Miller (b. 1915)

    Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
    Smiles awake you when you rise.
    Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
    And I will sing a lullaby:
    Rock them, rock them, lullaby.
    Thomas Dekker (1572?–1632?)

    Under that rock that holds
    the first swift kiss
    of the spring-sun’s white, incandescent breath,
    I’d seek
    you flowers.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)