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A style of rock music that emerged in England in the late 80s that featured blisteringly loud and dreamily reverberated feedback. Recently revived by electronic bands like M83 and Ulrich Schnauss.
Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive are good shoegazer bands.
by Corey February 21, 2005
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Referring to women who are sexually or romantically attracted to other women. Applies to both lesbians and bisexual women, as it is only the same-sex attraction that matters, not any other attractions the women may have.

Originates from the Greek poet Sappho, a bisexual woman from the Isle of Lesbos, from which we get the term lesbian.
The sapphic women greatly enjoyed each others company.
by whatisdead June 25, 2015
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A genre originating in 80s England, now international. Defined by highly distorted guitars, and vocals, usually high-and-breathless or low in the mix, sometimes absent.

A psychedelic style, but not "trippy" psychedelic, more a dreamy, distant feel.

Pioneeered by My Bloody Valentine, but few bands actually sound like them anymore.

Loud guitars and quiet vocals is a usual dynamic.

Shoegaze is defined by a certain guitar sound, so electronic bands such as M83would NOT be considered shoegaze, but could fit into the related genre of dreampop
Shoegaze comes from the use of distortion pedals to achieve a dreamy/psychedelic sound
by WarGoatForestWolf666 April 13, 2010
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To play an instrument (especially a guitar) with one's head down, as though gazing at one's shoes.
That emo guy plays shoegaze at the coffee shop on Fridays.
by eparx November 12, 2004
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shoegaze is everything except for having sex and/or smoking Cigarettes After Sex
"Is sending a fax Shoegaze?"
"Yes. Shut up."
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