acid rock


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. acid phosphate,
  2. acid precipitation,
  3. acid radical,
  4. acid rain,
  5. acid reflux,
  6. acid salt,
  7. acid soil,
  8. acid stain,
  9. acid sulfate,
  10. acid test

Origin of acid rock

First recorded in 1965–70

Related formsacid 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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