grunge

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun a type of rock music that grew in the US in the 1980s and is influenced by punk and heavy metal

Slang

  • noun a genre of rock music and subsequently a youth subculture and fashion movement, originating in Seattle in 1992. The earlier senses of the word were applied to the heavy, fuzzy sound of the musical style and to the deliberately scruffy image cultivated by its adherents.
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