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A musical sub-genre using the classical blues/rock construct and instrumentation with an emphasis on the themes and deliveries of the "torch" singers. Term stems from the saying, "to carry a torch for someone".

Practictioners include Billie Holliday, Serge Gainsbourg, Pollux, Jimmy Scott and Nina Simone.
"It's a third date; I'm bringing candles, some torch rock and massage oil."
by soendsvalentine August 09, 2009
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