Definition of post-punk in English:


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Pronunciation: /pəʊstˈpʌŋk


  • Denoting a style of rock music inspired by punk but less aggressive in performance and musically more experimental.
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    • Suddenly we are surrounded with reminders of just how interesting the post-punk musical scene was.
    • Joy Division became famous for their bleak, introspective music, which became the hallmark of Britain's post-punk music scene.
    • The Clean is the original post-punk independent band from New Zealand.


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  • Post-punk music.
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    • Their recent move signals a change from experimental noise to post-punk.
    • Russ, I can't argue with your pointing out my strong inclination towards the artier end of post-punk.
    • The musical theme of the night is English Indie, particularly 1980s post-punk, through to Britpop.

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