heavy metal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The music sense was coined by American musician and music critic Mike Saunders in the November 12, 1970 issue of Rolling Stone.

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heavy metal ‎(countable and uncountable, plural heavy metals)

  1. (countable) Any metal that has a specific gravity greater than about 5, especially one, such as lead, that is poisonous and may be a hazard in the environment.
  2. (music, uncountable) A genre descended from rock music, characterized by massive sound, highly amplified distortion, and overall loudness, often with extended guitar solos, and lyrics that involve violent or fantastic imagery.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English heavy metal.

Noun[edit]

heavy metal m ‎(invariable)

  1. (music) heavy metal

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English heavy metal.

Noun[edit]

heavy metal m (uncountable)

  1. (music) heavy metal (genre of rock music)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English heavy metal.

Noun[edit]

heavy metal m ‎(uncountable)

  1. heavy metal (genre of music)

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