head banging

head banging

a form of physical exertion observed during some temper tantrums. It usually occurs near the peak of excitement and may be associated with other physical or muscular movements.

head banging

A type of dance movement that involves the violent shaking of one’s head in time with music, especially heavy metal.

Health effects
Violent head banging has been linked to strokes, whiplash injury and severe headaches.

head bang·ing

(hed bang'ing)
Behavior that appears in up to 20% of normal children in the latter half of the first year of life and ends spontaneously by about 4 years of age; more common in boys.

head banging

1. A dangerous form of dancing in which the head is shaken vigorously and rapidly in a flapping manner. This can cause serious brain or other internal injury from over-stressed structures and has been the cause of several deaths.
2. A generally harmless activity engaged in by babies impressed by the effect it has on parents.
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Met many other like minded people who were also into Metal and Hard Rock, I often think if they're still head banging it would be good to turn back the clock.
According to AL Jaras magazine, Ahlam spoke to the head banging incident by saying, "The topic of banning my head in the wall made me laugh why were you guys with me at the time?
How he cannot help banging his head banging and banging his head, though
As exciting and cool as head banging at a metal concert could sound, it comes as a shocker that an enthusiastic grove to your metal music could leave your brain damaged forever.
More common in boys than in girls, childhood head banging usually starts when the child is age 18 months, but he (she) should grow out of it by age 4.
Metal, punk, anything that involves more head banging and less hip shaking.
Various activities were designed to capture the spirit of the youth visiting the fest; competitions like head banging, singing, dancing, crazy fashion show etc.
They've tightened up their sound and brought back a little of the heaviness of their earlier material - just try to resist whipping out the air guitar and head banging to Let's Rock.
16/20 DRINK: The rear of the old-fashioned bar is lined with bottles of head banging Aftershock for the younger set.
The head banging crowd pullers will perform in August at the grounds of Knebworth House, which has played host to veterans such as Led Zeppelin and other performers including Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams.
The iconic Bohemian Rhapsody sequence was literally a pain in the neck for both Myers and Carvey, thanks to all that head banging.
Sometimes, a child will also do anything to get attention - and head banging is an effective attention-seeking manoeuvre.