psychedelia

noun psy·che·de·lia \ ˌsī-kə-ˈdēl-yə \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of psychedelia

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

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Origin and Etymology of psychedelia

New Latin, from English psychedelic


PSYCHEDELIA Defined for English Language Learners

psychedelia

noun

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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