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Definition of the noun heavy metal

What does heavy metal mean as a name of something?


  1. a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: alloy / metal = a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
  2. loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery

Alternative definition of the noun heavy metal


  1. Any metal that has a specific gravity greater than about 5, especially one, such as lead, that is poisonous and may be a hazard in the environment.
  2. [music] A genre descended from rock music, characterized by massive sound, highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, complex song structure, emphatic beats and overall loudness, often with lyrics that involve violent or fantastic imagery.


Who is Heavy metal?

Heavy Metal is a tv actor, film actor, athlete.


Heavy Metal is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is the G.I. Joe Team's M.B.T. Mauler Tank driver and debuted in 1985.


  1. Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are often associated with masculinity, aggression, and machismo.
  2. "Heavy Metal" is a musical album of Cor Veleno.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  3. "Heavy Metal" is a musical album of Elmer Bernstein, soundtrack.
    • also known as Heavy Metal Soundtrack
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Heavy Metal" is a composition.
  5. "Heavy Metal" is a musical album of Icaro.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  6. "Heavy Metal" is a musical album of Steelclad.
  7. "Heavy Metal" a.k.a. "Heavy / Metal" is a musical EP of René Breitbarth.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  8. "Heavy Metal" is a musical EP of Newworldaquarium.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  9. "Heavy Metal" is a musical album of Stockholm Chamber Brass.


  1. "Heavy Metal" is a 1981 Canadian adult animated science fiction fantasy film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, the basis for the film. The screenplay was written by Daniel Goldberg and Len Blum. The film was the sixth animated feature film to be presented in Dolby surround sound.
  2. "Heavy Metal" is a film.
    • genres: War film, Documentary film
    • released in (13 years ago)


"Heavy Metal" a.k.a. "Shogo: Mobile Armor Division": Shogo昇剛: Mobile Armor Division is a first person shooter video game released by Monolith Productions in 1998. It was the first game to use Monolith's flagship Lithtech engine. It has heavy influences from Japanese anime, particularly Patlabor and Appleseed and the real robot mecha genre. The game allows the player to pilot a large mech, as well as perform missions on foot.


  1. Heavy Metal is an American science fiction and fantasy comics magazine, known primarily for its blend of dark fantasy/science fiction and erotica. In the mid-1970s, while publisher Leonard Mogel was in Paris to jump-start the French edition of National Lampoon, he discovered the French science-fantasy magazine Métal Hurlant which had debuted January 1975. The French title translates literally as "Howling Metal.
  2. Heavy Metal is a group of villains of the Marvel Universe. They first appeared in Avengers vol. 1 #288 and apparently disbanded after their defeat in Avengers vol. 1 #290. Membership of the villain group were the Awesome Android, Machine Man, Sentry unit #459, the Super-Adaptoid and TESS-One. Their main purpose was to serve the Super-Adaptoid, whom the group had as leader and aid him in his quest to gain the Cosmic Cube's power.

Phrases with Heavy metal

  1. heavy metal music
  2. Heavy metal umlaut

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (2003)

by Daniel Bukszpan, Ronnie James Dio

Presents a guide to heavy metal music, recounting the careers of more than two hundred artists, past and present, with over six hundred color photographs, a timeline of important events, and twenty top-ten lists.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music (2009)

by William Phillips, Brian Cogan

HEAVY METAL MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION 7 Certain aspects of the criticism are accurate. Unlike other genres such as dance music, there are few minority members of the metal scene, few female bands, and few openly gay members of the ...

Google previewDekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004)

by James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera

Heavy metal contamination can also be removed via flocculation/ precipitation, but these methods are far more effective at high contaminant concentrations, and commonly fail at lower metal concentrations, which is where most drinking water ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatic tumor Pelvic inflammatory disease Diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis Hyperthyroidism Severe protein and/or calorie malnutrition Food allergy Laxative abuse Heavy metal poisoning Fecal impaction , ...

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It's a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the '70s they were heavy metal. (Annie Leibovitz)
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