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What is the meaning of gritty, biting quality with regard to the sound. for example 'gritty, biting bass sound' or 'gritty, biting harmony' in a musical text?

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    Hello, Arash. What metaphorical senses do dictionaries give for the words? Do any seem to fit? – Edwin Ashworth Mar 16 '18 at 10:22
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    Perhaps the usage note ('Did You Know?') given at Merriam-Webster is the most relevant. Just enlarge the domain to include music as well as literature. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 16 '18 at 10:40
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    This question might be more appropriate on Music.SE. – Lawrence Mar 16 '18 at 11:41
  • Be very aware that artistic analysis and criticism writing tends to be very non-literal. You are expected to interpret very broadly their terms. So it is very much up to interpretation. This is a good question to ask, but there may not be any good definitive answers. Also they tend to BS a lot. – Mitch Mar 16 '18 at 13:23
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"Gritty" refers to a harsh, rough, and unrefined sound. "Biting" refers to it being strong and striking, and perhaps even accentuated. Try to think of the real definitions of these words and think about how they could translate to musical terms. They are not far off from their formal definitions.

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