skronk

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Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

skronk (third-person singular simple present skronks, present participle skronking, simple past and past participle skronked)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To produce a raw and discordant sound with electric guitars.
    • 2009 March 20, The New York Times, “Pop and Rock Listings”, in New York Times[1]:
      THE PRODIGY (Thursday) This British electronic trio — beloved for its skronking, industrial sound — achieved a burst of mainstream notoriety in 1997 when it released the caustic (and controversial) single “Smack My Bitch Up.”
    • 2007 October 15, Mark Pytlik, “Radiohead: In Rainbows”, in Pitchfork Media[2]:
      Structured around a sludgy riff, it skronks along noisily until about the two-minute mark, when the band veers left with a sudden acoustic interlude.

Noun[edit]

skronk (plural skronks)

  1. (informal) A raw, discordant sound produced with electric guitars.

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