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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punk rock, punknoun

    rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock

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  1. punk rocknoun

    A fast, often distorted rock music originating from the 1970s which is usually associated with angry, offensive, or "politically-charged" lyrics.

Freebase

  1. Punk rock

    Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands created fast, hard-edged music, typically with short songs, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees. By late 1976, bands such as Television and the Ramones in New York City and the Sex Pistols and The Clash in London were recognized as the vanguard of a new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major cultural phenomenon in the United Kingdom. For the most part, punk took root in local scenes that tended to reject association with the mainstream. An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive styles of clothing and adornment and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punk rock in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punk rock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of punk rock in a Sentence

  1. Roger Taylor:

    We would never have expected to be still making music together after all this time. We were just kids and we came together in punk rock.

  2. Meghan McCain:

    I am concerned about the environment. I love to wear black. I think government is best when it stays out of people's lives and business as much as possible. I love punk rock. I believe in a strong national defense. I have a tattoo. I believe government should always be efficient and accountable. I have lots of gay friends. And yes, I am a Republican.

  3. Glen Plake:

    I was raising hell, you know, i grew up in a gambling town as a mogul skier, which is about as punk rock as it gets. I was living fast and I wasn't really afraid to show it.

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