Chiefly British. a style of disco music marked by heavy bass and synthesizer rhythms, often associated with the taking of LSD and MDMA.
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Origin of acid house
First recorded in 1985–90
Words nearby acid house
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British Dictionary definitions for acid house
a type of funk-based electronically edited disco music of the late 1980s, which has hypnotic sound effects and is associated with hippy culture and the use of the drug ecstasy
Word Origin for Acid House
C20: perhaps from acid (LSD) + House (music)
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