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grunge

 (grŭnj)
n.
1. Informal Filth; dirt.
2. Rock music that incorporates elements of punk rock and heavy metal, often expressing a bleak or nihilistic outlook.

[Back-formation from grungy.]

grunge

(ɡrʌndʒ)
n
1. slang US dirt or rubbish
2. (Music, other) a style of rock music originating in the US in the late 1980s, featuring a distorted guitar sound
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a deliberately untidy and uncoordinated fashion style
[C20: possibly a coinage imitating grime + sludge]

grunge

(grʌndʒ)

n. Slang.
1. dirt; filth; rubbish.
2. something of inferior quality.
3. a style or fashion derived from a movement in rock music: in fashion characterized by unkempt clothing and in music by aggressive, nihilistic songs.
[1960–65; expressive coinage]

grunge

A fusion of rock and punk music that became popular in the 1990s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grunge - the state of being covered with unclean thingsgrunge - the state of being covered with unclean things
dirtiness, uncleanness - the state of being unsanitary

grunge

noun dirt, muck, filth, grime, grot (slang) cleaning the grunge from under the microwave
Translations

grunge

[ˈgrʌndʒ] n (= musical style) → grunge m

grunge

nGrunge nt

grunge

[grʌndʒ] n (Mus) → grunge m; (style) → moda grunge
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The stunning blonde started her day in a grunge T-shirt, denim skirt and flip-flops as she had her hair done at an LA salon.
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The musical '90s began taking shape when grunge buys and gal-lovin' girls kicked mainstream rock's sagging butt, yet few could have predicted that the millennium-closing pop sensation would be a Puerto Rican former bubblegum idol of the '80s.
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Nirvana may have been the Seattle band that broke through to achieve worldwide fame - thrusting the grunge scene to the forefront of popular culture - but they were not the first.
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