supergroup

noun
su·​per·​group | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌgrüp How to pronounce supergroup (audio) \

Definition of supergroup

: a rock group made up of prominent former members of other rock groups also : an extremely successful rock group

Examples of supergroup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple share a creative partnership that works alongside their romantic one: Shires plays fiddle and sings backup in Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit, and Isbell plays guitar for Shires’s roots-rock supergroup, the Highwomen. David Peisner, New York Times, "Jason Isbell, Self-Doubt and the Album That Tested His Marriage," 11 May 2020 That’s typical of the seven-member K-pop supergroup, known these days for breaking streaming records and mobilizing a global fanbase that goes by the name of ARMY. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Breaking Down the Influences Behind BTS' New Album Map of the Soul: 7," 25 Feb. 2020 The Beethoven survey at Carnegie continues with the first of three concerts from this chamber-music supergroup, all of which feature a cello sonata, a violin sonata and a piano trio: here, the Cello Sonata Op. David Allen, New York Times, "6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 27 Feb. 2020 But many fans thought of Mr. Baker as a rock star, who teamed with Eric Clapton and Bruce in the mid-1960s to become Cream — one of the first supergroups and first power trios. BostonGlobe.com, "Family says Ginger Baker, drummer for Cream, has died at 80 - The Boston Globe," 7 Oct. 2019 Rock guitarist Tom Morello looks back on his time with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and the future of his latest band, supergroup Prophets of Rage, which contains members of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. (Nov. 20) Happy April Fools' Day? Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Chuck D says Public Enemy split from Flavor Flav was an April Fools' joke to promote new album," 1 Apr. 2020 All About Love, K-pop supergroup Monsta X‘s first English-language album, is a novel — and savvy — new release. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The 5 Best Songs of the Week, from Billie Eilish to Monsta X," 14 Feb. 2020 Last week, Korean supergroup BTS delighted the art world with an unlikely announcement: the boy band is funding 22 new works of art, all spread out across the globe and free to the public. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "K-Pop Supergroup BTS' Newest World Tour Is All About Art," 22 Jan. 2020 With Knives Out, Rian Johnson has stepped up the pleasure factor with a supergroup-level cast. Estelle Tang, Vogue, "On the Perfect Casting of Knives Out," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of supergroup

1968, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2020

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“Supergroup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supergroup. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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