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rock 'n' roll

noun
     
Related topics: Music
rock 'n' roll [uncountable]
1APM a style of music with a strong loud beat played on guitars and drums, which first became popular in the 1950s:
Elvis, the king of rock 'n' roll
2

something is the new rock 'n' roll

British English used to say that a particular activity has become very popular and fashionable and is being discussed a lot on television, in newspapers etc:
Hadn't Mark heard that cooking was the new rock 'n' roll?

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