acid rock

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

Origin of acid rock

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formsacid rocker, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for acid rock

acid rock

  1. 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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