: rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music
art-rocker noun

Examples of art-rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But she’s grown into a richly ambitious writer and arranger who can buttress longing with strange and lovely art-rock. August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Bear Ghost These locals occupied the more eccentric fringe of the new-millennial art-rock spectrum. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2023 The Ladies Of… have a show June 1 at Huntsville’s Rocket Republic Brewing, address 617 Meridian St. N. Opening acts including Atlanta goth combo Darling Machine and local singer/guitarist Kam Jones of local art-rock band Hunnivega. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 31 May 2023 Now, there were young kids at the shows that weren’t exactly pleased with our definition of art or art-rock. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 31 May 2023 Enslaved are in the latter camp, but their brand of progress is closer to, say, Pink Floyd’s than King Crimson’s, with psychedelic and art-rock elements softening the edges of their still-epic sound. Hank Shteamer, SPIN, 28 Mar. 2023 Bust out the energy domes and crack those whips: An upcoming authorized documentary will attempt to tell the story of art-rock weirdos Devo. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of art-rock was in 1968

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“Art-rock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art-rock. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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