Main definitions of EDM in English

: EDM1EDM2

EDM1

noun

mass nounUS
  • Popular music intended for dancing to in clubs, typically having a repetitive beat and a synthesized backing track.

    ‘EDM hasn't killed off rock 'n' roll’
    as modifier ‘a blaring EDM soundtrack’
    • ‘I was inspired by dance music, even before it was named EDM.’
    • ‘'Whether purposely or inadvertently, we have created a culture in EDM whereby it is no longer about the music.'’
    • ‘He's headlined almost every major U.S. dance music festival, and he was the first EDM act to headline Staples Center.’
    • ‘While the music industry has been suffering from lower sales, EDM has been steadily growing in the past year.’
    • ‘Guitar Hero Live takes the approach of the modern music festival, with rock, folk, EDM, hip-hop, country and pop acts sharing the same stage.’
    • ‘This Slovenian EDM star plays an atmospheric blend of hip-hop, glitch, electro, old-school soul and dubstep.’
    • ‘"EDM has majorly influenced pop music this year," she added.’
    • ‘She's has opened up about her return to music, revealing that she's 'super into' EDM at the moment.’

Origin

Early 21st century: abbreviation of electronic dance music.

Main definitions of EDM in English

: EDM1EDM2

EDM2

noun

  • ‘he tabled 113 EDMs during the parliamentary year’
    (in the UK) short for early day motion
    ‘the MP also put forward an EDM asking the House of Commons to note Sir Alex's outstanding contribution to football’
    • ‘But the Labour MP has decided not to back a new EDM even though it has already won the support of 143 of his colleagues.’
    • ‘But I do take issue with those EDMs tabled solely to entertain the MPs themselves.’
    • ‘EDMs are a way in which MPs can gauge the support of others over an issue.’
    • ‘The MP said he hoped representatives from all parties will sign his EDM.’
    • ‘The MP put her signature to the Early Day Motion (EDM) to ban hunting with hounds, on June 8.’