folk music


Definition of folk music

  1. :  the traditional music of the people in a country or region Irish folk music; also :  a type of popular music that is based on traditional music and that does not use electric instruments

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a group of kindred tribes forming a nation :  people

    :  the great proportion of the members of a people that determines the group character and that tends to preserve its characteristic form of civilization and its customs, arts and crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to generation

    :  a certain kind, class, or group of people

  1. :  originating or traditional with the common people of a country or region and typically reflecting their lifestyle

    :  of or relating to the common people or to the study of the common people

  1. :  the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity

    :  vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony

    :  an agreeable sound :  euphony

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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