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headbanging

Line breaks: head|bang|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdbaŋɪŋ
 
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Definition of headbanging in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Violent rhythmic shaking of the head by fans of heavy metal music.
Example sentences
  • Loud music and headbanging are on the menu tomorrow night as a tsunami fundraising concert is set to rock revellers.
  • Sadly, there'll be no headbanging along in a car to this one, as its a little too off the wall for its own good - and a rather messy way of bringing the album to a close.
  • While the latter element veers dangerously close to rap-metal territory and there is a decided lack of double-time blasts for maximum headbanging, you'll spend most of this album being too shocked at how well it all works to really care.
2Violent rocking of the body and shaking or knocking of the head, by children or mentally disordered adults.

Words that rhyme with headbanging

hanging

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