Definition of grime noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡraɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡraɪm//
    [uncountable] Styles of music
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  1. 1dirt that forms a layer on the surface of something synonym dirt a face covered with grime and sweat Keep plants healthy by regularly removing any dust and grime from their leaves.
  2. 2a type of electronic dance music that developed from drum and bass, UK garage (3) and other styles See related entries: Styles of music
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch.Extra examples Over the years, the painting has become covered in a thick layer of grime The window sills were covered in dust and grime. Use a soft bristle brush to loosen the grime.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: grime