Definition of funkadelic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfəNGkəˈdelik/

Entry from US English dictionary


Denoting a type of dance music that combines funk with elements (such as the use of highly amplified guitars and a heavy drumbeat) derived from rock.
Example sentences
  • The irony here of course is that the funkadelic Cali-flava'd beats aren't that hardcore.
  • With his funkadelic style and phat, chopped-up beats, it's easy to see why Krafty was voted Best International Artist (over Sasha and Digweed) in the 2002 round of the Australian Dance Music Awards.
  • The festival itself was perfectly pleasant: an earnest singer-songwriter and tightly harmonious acoustic guitar group preceding Saxman's funkadelic band.



Pronunciation: /-ˈdēlēə/
Example sentences
  • The beat-pounding bass vibes crackle with a grimy, menacing old school trounce, before morphing into a intoxicating merry-go-round of dope-smoking funkadelia and quirky turntabling twists.
  • This theme and its funkadelia variations continues for a minute or so and then gradually begins to disintegrate.
  • It has spasmodic, willfully weird out-rock driven by Anderson's gutteral scrapes, gutbucket funkadelia and giant insect lead attack.


1970s: from the name of a pop group, formed circa1970, from funk2 + a shortened form of psychedelic.

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Syllabification: funk·a·del·ic

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