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- n. A type of Britpop or other indie music of the 1990s, characterised by a dreamlike sound making much use of effect pedals, and by a detached or introverted performance style.
- v. Present participle of shoegaze.
From shoe + gazing, because of the tendency of such performers to look down rather than at the crowd. (Wiktionary)