folk rock

or folk-rock


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.

Nearby words

  1. folk magic,
  2. folk mass,
  3. folk medicine,
  4. folk memory,
  5. folk music,
  6. folk singer,
  7. folk singing,
  8. folk society,
  9. folk song,
  10. folk tale

Origin of folk rock

First recorded in 1965–70; folk + rock2

Related formsfolk-rock·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019