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psychedelia

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noun psy·che·de·lia \ˌsī-kə-ˈdēl-yə\

Simple Definition of psychedelia

  • : the art, music, style of living, etc., that is associated with psychedelic drugs and especially with the time in the 1960s when many people were using psychedelic drugs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of psychedelia

  1. 1 :  the world of people, phenomena, or items associated with psychedelic drugs

  2. 2 :  psychedelic music

Examples of psychedelia in a sentence

  1. the tie-dyed fashions of psychedelia

  2. music ranging from jazz to disco to '60s psychedelia



Origin and Etymology of psychedelia

New Latin, from English psychedelic


First Known Use: 1967

Rhymes with psychedelia


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