from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A form of hard-driving rock 'n' roll originating in the 1970s, characterized by harsh lyrics attacking conventional society and popular culture, and often expressing alienation and anger.

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  • n. A fast, often distorted rock music originating from the 1970s which is usually associated with angry, offensive, or "politically-charged" lyrics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock


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