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heavy metal

noun uk   us  

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)

[U] a style of rock music with a strong beat, played very loudly using electric guitars
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