Meaning of “heavy metal” in the English Dictionary

"heavy metal" in British English

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heavy metalnoun

uk /ˌhev.i ˈmet.əl/ us /ˌhev.i ˈmet̬.əl/

heavy metal noun (METAL)

[ C ] specialized chemistry a dense (= heavy in relation to its size) and usually poisonous metal, such as lead

heavy metal noun (MUSIC)

(Definition of “heavy metal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heavy metal" in American English

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heavy metalnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhev·i ˈmet̬·əl/

(Definition of “heavy metal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)