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alt-rock

/ɔːlt/
noun
1.
a genre of rock music regarded by its practitioners and fans as being outside the mainstream
Word Origin
C20: from alt(ernative) + rock
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Contemporary definitions for alt-rock
noun

alternative rock; rock music that is somewhat different than mainstream genres

Examples

Indie rock is considered alt-rock.

Usage Note

music

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