acid rock


: rock music with lyrics and sound relating to or suggestive of drug-induced experiences

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The San Francisco scene was still in the thrall of acid rock, but the East Bay was more eclectic. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 Recently, iron ion batteries have been investigated as potential alternatives to lithium, but iron ore extraction and processing presents its own negatives including dust emissions, acid rock drainage, and vegetation degradation. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 3 Aug. 2020 One of the most exciting voices in the new jazz movement that incorporates everything from funk to electronic music and acid rock, British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings and his trio blaze new Afro-futurist inroads on their second album. Greg Kot,, 26 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acid rock was in 1966

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“Acid rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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