\ ˈgrənj How to pronounce grunge (audio) \

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

Other Words from grunge

grunger \ ˈgrən-​jər \ noun

Examples of grunge in a Sentence

I'm a fan of grunge. I cleared the grunge out of the drains.
Recent Examples on the Web North appeared at the event serving her signature grunge style. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2022 The song is an exaggerated take on nineties grunge. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2022 Fendi’s low-key hair and make-up was a nod to ’90s grunge with hairstylist Guido and makeup artist Peter Philips paring down the beauty look to evoke off-duty chic. Lauren Murdoch-smith, Vogue, 27 Sep. 2022 Nirvana may have brought grunge into the mainstream. cleveland, 24 Sep. 2022 Here, Curly, played as a blond and toothy golden boy by Sean Grandillo, is just as much of a threat as the sullen Jud Fry, a lonely man who feels more grunge Nirvana than brutish farmhand. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 16 Sep. 2022 After a decade in Baltimore’s music scene, Natural Velvet’s dark-sided post punk, indie rock, shoegaze, grunge sound is still ever evolving. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2022 Another relaxed hoodie option, this Dokotoo style is majorly marked down in some colors and sizes, and perfectly embodies that comfy grunge look that regains popularity every fall. Annie Burdick, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2022 Among the original breakout class of ‘90s Seattle grunge, Alice in Chains might have had the best riffs, thanks to guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell. Spin Staff, SPIN, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grunge

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grunge

back-formation from grungy

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7 Oct 2022

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“Grunge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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