Definition of grunginess in US English:



  • 1informal The state of being grimy or dirty.

    ‘I got so disgusted with the stickiness and grunginess of my keyboard’
  • 2(in relation to rock music) the quality of featuring raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery.

    ‘songs of raw grunginess’
    ‘he plays on the bass guitar, adding grunginess to make the track heavier’
    1. 2.1 (in relation to fashion or art) the quality of being associated with grunge rock.
      ‘arthouse grunginess’
      ‘the collection lacked the grunginess of past offerings’