folk rock

or folk-rock


noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for folk-rock

folk-rock

noun

a style of rock music influenced by folk, including traditional material arranged for electric instruments
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