noun al·ter·na–rock \ȯl-ˈtər-nə-ˌräk, al-\

Definition of alterna–rock

  1. :  alternative rock … the music is melodic, experimental alterna-rock with some danceable touches. — Houston Chronicle, 6 Jan. 2010 alterna-rock tunes … a trio of unrepentant country fans whose alterna-rock approach doesn't imply ironic slacker detachment so much as a refusal to play by anybody's rules. — Mark Lepage, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), 19 Feb. 1994

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Origin and Etymology of alterna–rock

short for alternative rock

First Known Use: 1993

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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