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folk·lore

 (fōk′lôr′)
n.
1. The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally.
2. The comparative study of folk knowledge and culture. Also called folkloristics.
3.
a. A body of widely accepted but usually spurious notions about a place, group, or institution: Rumors of their antics became part of the folklore of Hollywood.
b. A popular but unfounded belief.

folk′lor′ic adj.
folk′lor′ish adj.
folk′lor′ist n.
folk′lor·is′tic adj.

folklore

(ˈfəʊkˌlɔː)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the unwritten literature of a people as expressed in folk tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the body of stories and legends attached to a particular place, group, activity, etc: Hollywood folklore; rugby folklore.
3. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the anthropological discipline concerned with the study of folkloric materials
ˈfolkˌloric adj
ˈfolkˌlorist n, adj
ˌfolklorˈistic adj

folk•lore

(ˈfoʊkˌlɔr, -ˌloʊr)

n.
1. the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people.
2. the study of such lore.
3. a body of widely held but false or unsubstantiated beliefs.
[1846; coined by English antiquary William John Thoms (1803–85)]
folk′lor`ic, adj.
folk′lor`ist, n.
folk`lor•is′tic, adj.

folklore

the study of the traditions of a particular people in custom, song, story, belief, etc. — folklorist, n.
See also: Mankind

folklore

The traditional beliefs, legends, or stories passed by word of mouth within a society.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culturefolklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
lycanthropy - (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
lore, traditional knowledge - knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote; "early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend"
folk tale, folktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
ogre - (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings
troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy, hob, brownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
dibbuk, dybbuk - (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
goblin, hob, hobgoblin - (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
kelpie, kelpy - (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders
lamia, vampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
banshee, banshie - (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
Oberson - (Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Titania - (Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
peri - (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
golem - (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means

folklore

noun
A body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject:
Translations
عادات الشَّعْب وَتقاليدُه، فولكلورفُولكلور
folklór
folklorefolkeminder
kansanperinne
folklor
folklór
òjóîfræîi
民間伝承
전설
folklór
folkloristik
เรื่องราวประเพณีและความเชื่อของผู้คน
văn hóa dân gian

folklore

[ˈfəʊklɔːʳ] Nfolklore m

folklore

[ˈfəʊklɔːr] nfolklore mfolk medicine nmédecine f traditionnellefolk music n (traditional)musique f folklorique; (contemporary)musique f folkfolk singer n (traditional)chanteur/euse m/f de chansons folkloriques; (contemporary)chanteur/euse m/f folk invfolk song folksong [ˈfəʊksɒŋ] n (traditional)chanson f folklorique; (contemporary)chanson f folk inv

folklore

[ˈfəʊkˌlɔːʳ] nfolclore m

folk

(fouk) noun plural
(especially American folks) people. The folk in this town are very friendly.
adjective
(of the traditions) of the common people of a country. folk customs; folk dance; folk music.
folks noun plural
one's family. My folks all live nearby.
ˈfolklore noun
the study of the customs, beliefs, stories, traditions etc of a particular people. the folklore of the American Indians.

folklore

فُولكلور folklór folklore Folklore λαϊκή παράδοση folclor, folclore kansanperinne folklore folklor folclore 民間伝承 전설 folklore folklore folklor folclore фольклор folkloristik เรื่องราวประเพณีและความเชื่อของผู้คน folklor văn hóa dân gian 民间传说
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The daughter was just leaving the house to attend the meeting of a branch Folk Lore Society, and regretted that she could not accompany them.
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Apparently this theory is nothing more than folk lore and has no practical value - even though I have heard and read comments from several experts who say it could have alleviated the problems caused by this winter's unprecedented rainfall.
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Referring to kids who wore glasses as "Brains" Warming your feet at the fire then getting chilblains Knocking at doors and running away Playing allalio, ollies and conkers all day Going on messages for your ma Sucking up to the teacher to get a gold star Going to the pub aged just sixteen Getting blind drunk then making a scene Claiming you'd copped the most desirable bird Being seen but never heard Going to the Cavern and the Iron Door The Grafton, The She She Club, living folk lore Exaggerating your footballing ability Being tougher than anyone in the Military Having the biggest organ by far Or even the most enormous guitar The greatest midfield trio of all Kendall, Harvey and Alan Ball And remember when we enhanced our acumen By taking the mickey out of cocky watchman?
An action & adventure filled extravaganza of superheroes, mysteries, mythology, magical realism, fairy tales & folk lore, alien beings, paranormal power & creatures of epic proportions, myths & legends and love & romance, Zephyr The West Wind, garnered RJ Tolson a Finalist Award in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Book Awards.
The world of Victorian fairy and folk lore is dealt a winning visual hand in the exhibition "In the Cards: Paintings by Gary Lippincott'' May 18 to June 26 at the Petersham Art Center, 8 North Main St.
According to folk lore, in ancient times Lohri was celebrated on winter solstice day.