alternative rock

noun
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

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)

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First Known Use of alternative rock

1975


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