alternarock

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of alternative and rock

Noun[edit]

alternarock (uncountable)

  1. The alternative genre of rock music
    • 1995 May 5, Peter Margasak, “Spot Check”, Chicago Reader:
      While the album admirably breaks the downward stylistic spiral that marked the latter band's career, it's so crammed with alternarock stars it sounds more like a tribute to Watt than a solo debut.