Thats the word from authors David Kamp and Steven Daly, who have just compiled The Rock Snobs Dictionary (Broadway Books), a lexicon containing the quintessential terms that every rock snob worth his Salt N Pepa must know.
Its not enough to say a guitar solo is good. A true rock snob will describe it as coruscating, an adjective meaning, giving forth flashes of light.
Other terms that will be music to the ears of any rock snob include plangent, which means loud and resounding and is used when discussing any nonaggressive guitar-based music.
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