Definition of synth-pop in English:

synth-pop

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A type of pop music featuring heavy use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments, originating in the early 1980s.
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    • Kraftwerk might have seen their music influencing genres from early synth-pop to hip-hop and today's electronica, but it transpires that they are still very much in touch with modern electronic music as a whole.
    • The album is distinguished by its stylistic breadth - synth-pop, techno, house, ambient, and more - and its terrific flow.
    • And this exposure may not stop there as this new LP, ‘Plastique Nouveau’, is a perfect mix of synth-pop and hard-edged techno.

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