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crunk Line breaks: crunk
Pronunciation: /krʌŋk/

Definition of crunk in English:


[mass noun]
A type of hip-hop music characterized by repeatedly shouted catchphrases and elements typical of electronic dance music, such as prominent bass: at the heart of this conviction is a total lack of pretence combined with a genuine passion for music in all its many varieties, from rave to rock and punk to crunk
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  • You said before that crunk is just recycled bass music.
  • Apparently, there's some new musical movement going on in the hip-hop world called crunk.
  • He cruises through genres like he's giving a guided tour, hitting crunk, dancehall, hip-hop, reggaeton, and naturally, a handful of bedroom ballads along the way.


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chiefly black slang Very excited or full of energy: get crunk with some raw hip hop
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  • Bouncing onstage in a tiny pair of shorts, she wastes no time in getting the crowd crunk with a string of tracks from her debut album.
  • With their Dirty South sound, they gave the crowd exactly what they wanted - to get crunk of course.
  • You can't truly keep it crunk at an all-ages, family-oriented event, right?


1990s (as adjective): perhaps an altered past participle of crank1 or a blend of crazy and drunk.

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