Definition of Rockabilly

1. Noun. A fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat.

Definition of Rockabilly

1. Noun. A genre of music originating from the South (United States) and mixing elements of rock, blues, country, hillbilly boogie and bluegrass music. ¹

2. Noun. A member of the subculture associated with rockabilly music. ¹

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Definition of Rockabilly

1. [n -LIES]

Rockabilly Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rockabilly

rock star
rock steady
rock sugar
rock sunfish
rock the boat
rock the house
rock tripe
rock tripes
rock up
rock varnish
rock wallaby
rock wool
rock wren
rockabilly (current term)

Literary usage of Rockabilly

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1. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"He was roundly ignored—and before he could speak again, one of the PCs on the floor started booming out fuzzy, grungy rockabilly music that made him think ..."

2. Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler by Ulysses Travel Guides Staff (2006)
"Railway Club 579 Dunsmuir St. •0(604) 681-1625 An eclectic musical menu, ranging from folk and blues to pop, punk and rockabilly, is presented in an oblong ..."

3. Miami & the Florida Keys Alive!by Lisa Simundson by Lisa Simundson (2001)
"The juke box is stocked with blues, reggae, rockabilly and rock classics. Live performers take the stage at 10 pm, though not every night. ..."

4. Western Canada by Paul-Eric Dumontier, Jennifer McMorran, Pierre Longnus (2004)
"•0681-1625 An eclectic musical menu, ranging from folk and blues to pop, punk and rockabilly, is presented in an oblong spot that brings to mind a railway ..."

5. Hollywood & the Best of Los Angeles Alive! by Robert White, Phyllis White (2002)
"4500 Los Feliz Boulevard tr 323-663-8979 Swing and rockabilly There are those who claim that the whole national return to swing dancing ..."

6. Outside the Boxby Dan Allosso by Dan Allosso (2007)
"(Promotional copy - Not for resale) thin, with black eyes under rockabilly bangs. Her black sleeveless tee had the words "i pwn boys" printed in white ..."

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