folk singer

noun
\ ˈfōk-ˌsiŋ-ər How to pronounce folk singer (audio) \
variants: or less commonly folksinger or folk-singer

Definition of folk singer

: one who sings folk songs or sings in a style associated with folk songs

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Other Words from folk singer

folk singing \ ˈfōk-​ˌsiŋ-​iŋ How to pronounce folk singing (audio) \ noun

Examples of folk singer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ani DiFranco Fan Forum group on Facebook has a very specific focus: the music and writings of folk singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco. Washington Post, "Burnout, splinter factions and deleted posts: Unpaid online moderators struggle to manage divided communities," 25 Aug. 2020 Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 69. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Today’s famous birthdays list for July 10, 2020 includes celebrities Sofia Vergara, Isabela Moner," 10 July 2020 Or musicians, like folk singer Rosalie Sorrels and fiddler Jana Jae. USA Today, "Who is your Woman of the Century?," 13 Aug. 2020 On the eve of the release of Grace, an interviewer had the temerity to ask Buckley about his father, famed folk singer Tim Buckley, who died of a heroin overdose in 1975 at the age of 28. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, "Shelved: Jeff Buckley’s Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk," 10 Aug. 2020 Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 69. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Today’s famous birthdays list for July 10, 2020 includes celebrities Sofia Vergara, Isabela Moner," 10 July 2020 Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 69. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Today’s famous birthdays list for July 10, 2020 includes celebrities Sofia Vergara, Isabela Moner," 10 July 2020 The 81-year-old Canadian folk singer is considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Who is Gordon Lightfoot from "13 Reasons Why"?," 18 June 2020 Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 69. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Today’s famous birthdays list for July 10, 2020 includes celebrities Sofia Vergara, Isabela Moner," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of folk singer

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Folk singer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folk%20singer. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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folksinger

noun
folk·​sing·​er | \ ˈfōk-ˌsiŋ-ər How to pronounce folksinger (audio) \

Kids Definition of folksinger

: a person who sings songs ( folk songs ) created by and long sung among the common people

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