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folk song

also folk·song (fōk′sông′, -sŏng′)
n.
1. A song belonging to the folk music of a people or area, often existing in several versions or with regional variations.
2. A song composed in the style of traditional folk music.

folk song

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folksong

n
1. (Music, other) a song of which the music and text have been handed down by oral tradition among the common people
2. (Music, other) a modern song which employs or reflects the folk idiom

folk′ song`


n.
a song originating among the people of an area, passed by oral tradition from one generation to the next.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk song - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culturefolk song - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
blues - a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
fado - a sad Portuguese folksong
ethnic music, folk music, folk - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
Translations
ljudska pesem

folk song

[ˈfəʊkˌsɒŋ] ncanto popolare, canzone f folk inv
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