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grunge

a style of rock music originating in the US in the late 1980s, featuring a distorted guitar sound
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grunge

/gruhnj/ 1. That which is grungy, or that which makes it so.

2. [Cambridge] Code which is inaccessible due to changes in other parts of the program. The preferred term in North America is dead code.
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There's an unrepentant glee in the band's rough-and-ready brand of speed metal, as well as a grunginess that keeps everything grounded while the guitars screech and the percussion taps out a thunderstorm.
The Rough Pub Guide pays tribute to its "legendary grunginess", although loses points by describing it as a "rock 'n' roll Anfield", although only because of the pub sign - "This Is The Swan"
Both PASSAGE and EMPTY are formally elegant, produced with a lush cinematic smoothness all the more noticeable for the grunginess of their subjects, but the latter perhaps takes fullest advantage of the medium.
Even the ashes, which are meant to convey the grunginess of industrial America, evoke an other-worldly scene.
with teacher-directors Anne Bogart and Robert Woodruff also helped to shape her writing style, which matches a furious emotional intensity with a floating lyricism, vivid grunginess and acerbic humor.
The Crimson numbers, Cage and Dinosaur manage to be both obt use and accessible while elsewhere Belew revels in a range of styles, from McCartneyesque sweetness on Big Blue Song and Bad Days to the grunginess of Never Enough.