adult alternative


: a radio programming format targeted toward adults and providing usually softer or more up-tempo music from a variety of popular genres
often used before another noun
listening to adult alternative music
an adult alternative station/format/album

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adult alternative was in 1965

Dictionary Entries Near adult alternative

Cite this Entry

“Adult alternative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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