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shoegazing Line breaks: shoe|gaz¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃuːɡeɪzɪŋ/
(also shoegazeˈʃuːɡeɪz)

Definition of shoegazing in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A style of rock music characterized by a sound in which the distinctions between separate instruments and vocals are blurred: we’re influenced by an array of different genres ranging from shoegazing to 90s acid house a rich sound that encompasses elements of shoegaze, psychedelia, and krautrock [as modifier]: a post-punk shoegaze band
More example sentences
  • Guitar-based shoegaze records are tough sells these days.
  • You can chart a gradual progression from the comforting confines of shoegaze towards a disturbing mish-mash of fuzzed-up guitars and dark drum patterns.
  • Now, over ten years later, shoegaze is enjoying something of a renaissance.

Derivatives

shoegazer

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃuːɡeɪzə/
noun
Example sentences
  • Over the past few years, the Dandy Warhols have gone from precocious shoegazers to frontrunners.
  • With former Ride frontman Mark Gardener touring the world performing old Ride numbers, shoegazers seem to be in a good place at the moment.
  • Medicine emerged at the start of the 90s as common-or-garden shoegazers.

Origin

1990s: from the supposed tendency of the performers to look down (especially in order to operate guitar effects pedals) rather than at the audience.

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