alternative rock

noun

Definition of alternative rock

: alternative music that blends elements of conventional rock with influences from other musical styles (such as punk rock, hard rock, hip-hop, or folk)

Examples of alternative rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For some time, a new wave of rappers such as the late Juice WRLD has drawn on emo, pop-punk and alternative rock; now, the trend is spreading outward with genre-blurring acts like Yungblud and Willow. Neil Shah, WSJ, 7 July 2021 Manon has released songs in a variety of genres so far, including trap, emo rap, alternative rock and dream pop, always staying on top of the current trends. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 24 June 2021 Rodrigo, who Love tagged on her social media posts, responded positively to Love, who founded the alternative rock band Hole in 1989, on Instagram. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, 27 June 2021 The Bear: Eclectic post-hard-core rock duo Matthew Tybor and Jake Reeves are the main attraction at a new alternative rock showcase called The Rabbit Hole. Shawna Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 10 June 2021 English alternative rock quartet Wolf Alice weren't planning on taking four years between their Mercury Prize-winning Visions Of A Life and their superb new collection, Blue Weekend. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 10 June 2021 The Las Vegas alternative rock outfit's enduring track has logged a record-extending 260th non-consecutive week -- a full five years -- on the national singles chart. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 7 Apr. 2021 By the fall of 1992, Pearl Jam had become one of the biggest music acts in the world with Vedder reluctantly becoming the face of the surging alternative rock scene. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 27 May 2021 Komodo streams Asian-only rock, punk and metal; Volcano entirely Balinese punk, indie and alternative rock; and Mesin exclusively Balinese house, techno, trance and electro. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of alternative rock

1975, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Alternative rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternative%20rock. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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