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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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County premiere, director Thom MacNamara certainly plugs into the playwright's grunginess.
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.
Not so 2010's regurgitated "Spit," its straight-ahead rape, humiliation and ingenious revenge competently executed but not aestheticized, the essential grunginess never overly slicked up.
Weirdly, it's precisely his work's grunginess that allows it to remain somehow "high" on the "high-low" continuum.