adult alternative

noun

Definition of adult alternative

:a radio programming format targeted toward adults and providing usually softer or more up-tempo music from a variety of popular genres
  • … the band's lyrics should traverse red state/blue state boundaries, just as its music finds a happy medium between esoteric indie rock and coffeehouse-streaming adult alternative.
  • —John Thomason, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)28 Apr. 2010
often used before another noun
  • … 24 hours of music programming including jazz, blues and adult alternative music.
  • —Bob KarlovitsPittsburgh Tribune16 July 2011
  • … a concert and dining facility that houses the studios of a popular adult alternative radio station …
  • —Jeff SchlegelNew York Times18 May 2011
  • The transcendent 2005 album Plans is a classic, nominated for a Grammy for best adult alternative album.
  • —Lynn SaxbergOttawa Citizen2 July 2011

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First Known Use of adult alternative

1989


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