Definition of rockabilly in English:


Line breaks: rocka|billy
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒkəbɪli


[mass noun]
  • A type of popular music, originating in the south-eastern US in the 1950s, combining elements of rock and roll and country music: an offbeat blend of country, swing, and rockabilly [as modifier]: rockabilly music
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    • I wanted guys who were hot musicians who didn't have grounding in rockabilly or country or blues.
    • This first release more than conveys the excitement these boys bring to the tried and true rockabilly of the past.
    • The film shows us the early years at Sun Records, where rock and roll was born - the artists on the label brought country and rockabilly and the blues and gospel together.


1950s: blend of rock and roll and hillbilly.

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