Definition of rough music in English:

rough music

noun

British Regional
historical
  • Extemporized music of a violent kind, made with any available tools, household utensils, etc., especially to express public outrage at the behaviour of others.

verb

British Regional
historical
  • with object To subject (a person) to rough music as an expression of public outrage.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Ward (1667–1731), satirist. From rough + music<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Catherine Gore (d. 1861), novelist and playwright. From rough music.

Pronunciation

rough music

/ˌrʌf ˈmjuːzɪk/