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folk music

n.
1. Music originating among the common people of a nation or region and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation.
2. Contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music.

folk′-mu′sic adj.

folk music

n
1. (Music, other) music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition. Compare art music
2. (Music, other) any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition

folk′ mu`sic


n.
1. music, usu. of simple character and anonymous authorship, handed down among the common people by oral tradition.
2. music by known composers that has become part of the folk tradition of a country or region.
[1885–90]

folk music

Essentially this means any type of music that springs from the common people and is passed down from one generation to the next, largely by oral means, often being closely bound up with a particular culture or group of people. The music is usually performed on traditional acoustic instruments, and the term is also used to mean music or song composed in this idiom by contemporary musicians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a communityfolk music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
schottische - music performed for dancing the schottische
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
C and W, country and western, country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
gospel singing, gospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
square-dance music - music performed for square dancing
Translations
lidová hudba
folkemusik
kansanmusiikki
folklorna glazba
フォークミュージック
민속 음악
folkmusik
ดนตรีลูกทุ่ง
nhạc dân gian

folk music

nmusica f folk inv

folk music

مُوسِيقَى شَعْبِيَّة lidová hudba folkemusik Volksmusik παραδοσιακή μουσική música folk kansanmusiikki musique folklorique folklorna glazba musica popolare フォークミュージック 민속 음악 volksmuziek folkemusikk muzyka ludowa música folclórica народная музыка folkmusik ดนตรีลูกทุ่ง halk müziği nhạc dân gian 民间音乐
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