ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-rock (audio)
: characterized by or expressing opposition to or rejection of rock music or the standard aesthetics of rock music
Part of Nirvana's appeal was in their apparent anti-rock, anti-conventional stance.Iain Shedden

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-rock was in 1961

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“Anti-rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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