al·​ter·​na-pop | \ ȯl-ˈtər-nə-ˌpäp, al-\

Definition of alterna-pop

: 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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