Folk-song definition

fōksông, -sŏng
A song made and handed down among the common people: folk songs are usually of anonymous authorship and often have many versions.
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A song composed in the style of such a traditional song.
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A song belonging to the folk music of a people or area, often existing in several versions or with regional variations.
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The definition of a folk song is a song written by the common people or in the style of the common people.

An example of a folk song is a song sung by the Kingston Trio during the 1960's.

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A song composed in the style of traditional folk music.
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A song originating among the working people of urban and rural areas, and handed by oral tradition.
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A song in this style which may have been written in recent times.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
folk-song
Plural:
folk-songs

Origin of folk-song