mosh pit


Definition of mosh pit

: an area in front of a stage where very physical and rough dancing takes place at a rock concert

Examples of mosh pit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Downstairs in their basement headquarters, Sunflower Bean huddle together to watch Cumming smash a beer bottle over someone’s head in a mosh pit. Simon Vozick-levinson, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2022 But again, there are deep fractures in the foundation when a nice community with good public schools is so rare that an open house becomes a mosh pit for high rollers. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 The best move right now isn’t to dive into a maskless mosh pit. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 10 Feb. 2022 Cleveland surf-punk band The Rosies put on a perfect punker of a set, ending with a bass guitar smash onstage and a mosh pit bubbling up in the audience. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 27 Feb. 2022 However, that operations plan did not provide any instructions about how to respond to a deadly crowd surge or a mosh pit turned dangerous — even though Scott concerts are known for their ferocious energy. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2021 And so, at the Bowery Ballroom that night, an audience expecting rap and maybe a mosh pit opened a circle on the floor so that Shirley and his crew, Native Americans from several tribes, had some space. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Although no mosh pit ensued within the crowd near the barricade, fans did take the opportunity to loosen up by dancing and jumping to the music that seemed to follow each heartbeat. - Please return to today for updates from Music Midtown. Caroline Silva, ajc, 18 Sep. 2021 And sure enough, on take two, there was more energy — from the mosh pit around the 360-degree stage all the way up to the nosebleed seats. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mosh pit

1988, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Mosh pit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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