- (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:
- 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:
- 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.
skronk (plural skronks)