Definition of grunge
1 : one that is grungy
2 : rock music incorporating elements of punk rock and heavy metal; also : the untidy fashions typical of fans of grunge
Examples of grunge in a Sentence
I'm a fan of grunge.
I cleared the grunge out of the drains.
Recent Examples of grunge from the Web
In a bit of irony, Raffloer never liked grunge music.
And the pendulum started its long-term swings: progressive rock and corporate rock would be swatted back by punk and disco, hair metal would be blasted by grunge and hip-hop.
The memorial service for the father of three and one of the celebrated leaders of the grunge movement was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California.
Many left heartfelt notes, guitar picks and one woman left roses wrapped in a flannel shirt, an emblem of the grunge era.
Cornell was an integral and foundational member of the 1990s grunge scene that developed in Seattle and grew across the country.
The Seattle native was a leading voice of the grunge movement in the 1990s.
Reynold's referenced not only how Cornell helped shape the genre of grunge rock but also his lasting influence on the music industry as a whole.
Their sound is akin to that of Two Gallants with more blues and grunge.
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Origin and Etymology of grunge
back-formation from grungy
First Known Use: 1965
GRUNGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grunge for English Language Learners
: a type of loud rock music that was popular especially in the early 1990s; also : the fashions associated with this type of music
: heavy dirt
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