: electronic dance music usually based on a slow hip-hop beat and incorporating hypnotic synthesized and prerecorded sounds

Examples of trip-hop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Skrillex as a headlining dance act, EDM fans can also enjoy performances from rave artist Fatboy Slim, Lane 8, and trip-hop composer Tipper, along with CloZee and ISOxo. Thania Garcia, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 The artist was probably born in the early 1970s and emerged as a graffiti artist around 1990, The Washington Post reported, in the same period when Bristol trip-hop musicians such as Massive Attack were becoming prominent. Anumita Kaur, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2023 Why else would jazzy trip-hop playing in the bistro feel like a logical pivot from the thumping techno of a dark oceanic tunnel? Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 18 Dec. 2023 Each of the album’s 12 songs is thrilling, combining everything from trip-hop, drum and bass, a children’s choir and bagpipes with the precision of a surgeon. Spin Staff, SPIN, 12 Dec. 2023 People who scan a near-field communication chip on the garment can access a new song and playlist from trip-hop group Archive. Maghan McDowell, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 Over the last two decades, various people have been identified as Banksy, most notably Robert Del Naja, also known as 3D and a co-founder of the hugely influential trip-hop act Massive Attack. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Rolling Stone asked rhetorically in 2000, in the thick of the singer’s trip-hop and proto-Goop spirituality era. Meaghan Garvey, Vulture, 3 Nov. 2023 So Howard took his simple, plaintive motif and put a trip-hop electronic beat under it. Tim Greiving, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


probably blend of trip entry 2 (high from a psychedelic drug) + hip-hop

First Known Use

1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trip-hop was in 1989

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“Trip-hop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trip-hop. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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