pre·​rock ˌprē-ˈräk How to pronounce prerock (audio)
variants or pre-rock
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prerock was in 1957

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Cite this Entry

“Prerock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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