Translation of "rock" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /rɒk/ us /rɑk/

B1 [ no plural ] the hard, natural substance that forms part of the earth’s surface


B1 a large piece of rock or stone

Huge waves crashed against the rocks. Delle onde enormi si infrangevano sugli scogli.

A2 [ no plural ] loud, modern music with a strong beat, often played with electric guitars and drums

musica rock
a rock band un complesso rock
verb uk /rɒk/ us /rɑk/

to move backwards and forwards or from side to side, or to make someone or something do this

(far) dondolare, cullare
She rocked backwards and forwards in her chair. Si dondolava avanti e indietro sulla sedia.
He gently rocked the baby to sleep. Ha fatto addormentare il bambino cullandolo dolcemente.

(Translation of “rock” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)