alterna-pop

noun

al·​ter·​na-pop ȯl-ˈtər-nə-ˌpäp How to pronounce alterna-pop (audio)
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: alternative pop
… an attempt to distance themselves from alterna-pop modern rock stations with a more aggressive sound and lifestyle approach.Rick Clark, Billboard, 11 Feb. 1995
… her two albums have dabbled in all areas of alterna-pop, from moody melody to jangly guitars.Gemma Tarlach, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 14 Aug. 1998
… a self-invented alterna-pop star with pretensions to meaning deeper than her abilities …John Griffin, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), 31 Oct. 2008

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“Alterna-pop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alterna-pop. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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