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noun

rock-'n'-roll music characterized by loud electronic distortions and strident lyrics that refer to drug-induced experiences.

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Origin of acid rock

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM acid rock

acid rocker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for acid rock

acid rock

noun

a type of rock music characterized by electronically amplified bizarre instrumental effects

Word Origin for acid rock

C20: from acid (sense 3), alluding to its supposed inspiration by drug-induced states of consciousness
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