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folk songalso folk·song (fōk′sông′, -sŏng′)
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.
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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
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a song originating among the people of an area, passed by oral tradition from one generation to the next.
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|Noun||1.||folk 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
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