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EtymologyEdit

The origin of the music genre sense is often disputed; it was used by William S. Burroughs in Soft Machine and Nova Express and various music critics claim to have coined it: Sandy Pearlman,[1] Lester Bangs and Mike Saunders.[2][3]

NounEdit

heavy metal (countable and uncountable, plural heavy metals)

  1. (sciences, 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.
  3. (uncountable) Guns or shot of large size.
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) Great influence or power.

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  1. ^ Sandy Pearlman (1968), “Review of the Byrds song “Artificial Energy””, in Crawdaddy
  2. ^ Mike Saunders (November 12, 1970), “Review of Humble Pie's As Safe As Yesterday Is”, in Rolling Stone
  3. ^ William Phillips; Brian Cogan (2009) Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music, ABC-CLIO, →ISBN, page 3

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English heavy metal.

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heavy metal m (invariable)

  1. (music) heavy metal

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English heavy metal.

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heavy metal m (uncountable)

  1. (music) heavy metal (genre of rock music)
    Synonyms: metal, rock pauleira (dated)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English heavy metal.

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heavy metal m (uncountable)

  1. heavy metal (genre of music)

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