acid rock

ac·id rock
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-id rok]
    • /ˈæs ɪd rɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [as-id rok]
    • /ˈæs ɪd rɒk/

Definitions of acid rock words

  • noun acid rock a type of rock music characterized by electronically amplified bizarre instrumental effects 3
  • noun acid rock a form of rock music of the late 1960s and early 1970s intended to simulate or enhance a hallucinogenic experience and characterized by mystical or surrealistic lyrics, loud or distorted sounds, modal harmonies, etc. 3
  • noun acid rock rock-'n'-roll music characterized by loud electronic distortions and strident lyrics that refer to drug-induced experiences. 1
  • noun acid rock A rock music genre originating from the late 1960s, heavily inspired by or related to drug-induced experience. 0

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Origin of acid rock

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Acid rock


acid rock popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for acid rock

noun acid rock

  • hard-rock — (loosely) of or relating to igneous or metamorphic rocks, as in mining (hard-rock mining) and geology (hard-rock geology)
  • heavy metal — big iron

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