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heavy metalnoun

uk   us  
  • heavy metal noun (METAL)

[C] specialized chemistry a dense (= ​heavy in ​relation to ​itssize) and usually ​poisonousmetal, such as ​lead
  • heavy metal noun (MUSIC)

[U] a ​style of rockmusic with a ​strongbeat, ​played very ​loudly using ​electricguitars
(Definition of heavy metal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heavy metalnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhev·i ˈmet̬·əl/
a ​style of ROCK ​music with a ​strongbeat, ​playedloudly on ​electricinstruments
(Definition of heavy metal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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