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a style of music combining characteristics of rock-'n'-roll and folk music, often exemplified by protest songs to a rock-'n'-roll beat, and at its height of popularity in the late 1960s.
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OTHER WORDS FROM folk rockfolk-rocker, noun
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How to use folk rock in a sentence
The British quartet is, after all, co-opting one of the last bastions of American music: folk rock.Mumford & Sons Rock Brooklyn’s Barclays Center|Marlow Stern|February 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A big part of her life currently is performing with her band, Sadie and the Hotheads, an acoustic folk rock band.‘Downton Abbey’ Star Elizabeth McGovern on Season 3, ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,’ and More|Lorenza Muñoz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jewel has gone country, perhaps sensing her hardscrabble youth was wasted on folk rock.Gwyneth Paltrow and the Rise of the Country Carpetbagger|Bryan Curtis|January 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for folk rock
a style of rock music influenced by folk, including traditional material arranged for electric instruments
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