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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.]
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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]
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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]
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grunge

A fusion of rock and punk music that became popular in the 1990s.
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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
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grunge

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

grunge

[ˈgrʌndʒ] n (= musical style) → grunge m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

grunge

nGrunge nt
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grunge

[grʌndʒ] n (Mus) → grunge m; (style) → moda grunge
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
A region of the country that gave birth to Grunge Music of the late 80's and 90's, is now a much more musically diverse scene.
When I was in high school, flannels became popular because of the grunge music movement.
I listened to hair metal bands followed by grunge music during my college years at Ferris State University in my beloved hometown of Big Rapids, Michigan.
This iconic brand broke most of the huge bands that made grunge music in Seattle famous, including Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney.
Cornell, 52, the frontman of both Soundgarden and Audioslave who was considered to be one of the early pioneers of grunge music, was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit Wednesday night, just hours after he had performed at the Fox Theatre.
"I'm listening to a lot of grunge music at the moment and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers again.
For example, Prophet said, when he had a major label deal in the 1990s during the height of grunge music, he released a folk album.
The tumultuous emotional extremes of adolescence are vividly conjured up in this brooding tale of two American high school outsiders, united by their love of grunge music, whose intense bond becomes deadly.
"And I'd gone mainstream to help them out - I was going to choose some grunge music!" The final result will form part of digital video platform Rightster's online Canvas project of short films from across the country.
"The narrative subtly and carefully interweaves peer and family drama--much of it involving troubled Uncle Kevin--with the highs and lows of the grunge music scene, from the transformative glory of a Nirvana concert to the outpouring of grief around the death of Kurt Cobain.
Take the humble sneaker for instance--the no-frills, all-functional footwear with historic ties to youth sub-cultures with a penchant for grunge music. In 1975, two brothers, Serge and Yves Bensimon, introduced footwear that paralleled the effortless Parisian style and grew it into a symbol for the sartorial elite.