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heavy metalnoun [U]

 us   /ˈhev·i ˈmet̬·əl/
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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)

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