prerock

adjective pre·rock \ ˌprē-ˈräk \
variants: or pre-rock

Definition of prerock

: of, relating to, or being the period before the existence of rock music
  • In the 1950-54 prerock period—the most tepid five years in the history of 20th century music …
  • —Richard Corliss
  • the pre-rock era
  • pre-rock singers

First Known Use of prerock

1957

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