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Heavy metal   /hˈɛvi mˈɛtəl/   Listen
Heavy metal

noun
1.
A metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead).
2.
Loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery.  Synonym: heavy metal music.






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"Heavy metal" Quotes from Famous Books



... with a savage roar that a figure appeared in the doorway of the hut. It was the figure of the wailer whom he had come to still, the figure of a young woman with a wooden skewer through the split septum of her nose, with a heavy metal ornament depending from her lower lip, which it had dragged down to hideous and repulsive deformity, with strange tattooing upon forehead, cheeks, and breasts, and a wonderful coiffure built up with mud ...
— Jungle Tales of Tarzan • Edgar Rice Burroughs



Words linked to "Heavy metal" :   rock and roll, rock, heavy metal music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, metal, alloy, rock music, rock'n'roll, metallic element



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