Definition of heavy metal in English:

heavy metal

Syllabification: heav·y met·al


  • 1A type of highly amplified harsh-sounding rock music with a strong beat, characteristically using violent or fantastic imagery.
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    • Before I had went to bed last night he was blasting some heavy metal rock music.
    • This means hardcore fans of British heavy metal can finally get some respect.
    • They have been smart enough to roll with the changes while staying true to their hard rock and heavy metal tunes.
  • 2A metal of relatively high density, or of high relative atomic weight.
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    • For example, tobacco plants can absorb heavy metals, mercury, copper, and lead.
    • They also evaluated its ability to stem soil and groundwater contamination by nutrients and heavy metals.
    • For shallow soil contamination, heavy metals can be stabilized in place.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody