Definition of psychedelia
1 : the world of people, phenomena, or items associated with psychedelic drugs
2 : psychedelic music
Examples of psychedelia in a Sentence
the tie-dyed fashions of psychedelia
music ranging from jazz to disco to '60s psychedelia
Recent Examples of psychedelia from the Web
In addition to the extended riffs, the band was known for its eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, psychedelia, country, folk, blues and reggae, among other music forms.
Walker is not afraid to blur genres, playing with psychedelia, smoky jazz and R&B. Collaboration is key for Walker.
The drums pummeled in ever-shifting meters, vociferous yet full of subtleties, channeling thrash, math-rock, grunge and psychedelia; guitar and bass riffed hard or sent long lines across the field like flaming arrows.
Flower children and psychedelia were the rage on the coasts that ’67 summer, particularly in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and parts of New York City.
Flower children and psychedelia were the rage on the coasts during the Summer of Love in 1967.
Mr. Bowie’s music turned toward folk-rock and psychedelia.
Two and a half PLUS hours of the O.T.s shredding prog- rock psychedelia.
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Origin and Etymology of psychedelia
New Latin, from English psychedelic
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
PSYCHEDELIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psychedelia for English Language Learners
: 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
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