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 singer (audio) \ noun

Examples of folk singer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shooting of a folk singer in a region north of Kabul contributed to such fears. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Aug. 2021 The shooting of a folk singer in a tense region north of Kabul was bound to contribute to such fears. Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2021 However, Afghans remaining behind in the country worry about the Taliban reverting to their earlier oppressive rule — something fueled by the recent shooting death of a folk singer in the country by the insurgents. chicagotribune.com, 29 Aug. 2021 However, Afghans remaining behind in the country worry about the Taliban reverting to their earlier oppressive rule — something fueled by the recent shooting death of a folk singer in the country by the insurgents. Time, 29 Aug. 2021 The shooting of a folk singer in a tense region north of Kabul was bound to contribute to such fears. The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Aug. 2021 Jack Elliott, a folk singer in the Woody Guthrie tradition, who was also dressed in blue jeans and desert boots, plus a brown corduroy shirt and a jaunty cowboy hat. Mick Stevens, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 The biggest artists at CBS were Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams, but the company had also signed an odd folk singer named Bob Dylan, whose music would point the label toward a future guided by younger executives. Jordan Michelman, Los Angeles Times, 13 Aug. 2021 Nanci Griffith, a Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter, died on August 13, her management agency told multiple outlets. Justin Curto, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of folk singer

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of folk singer was in 1884

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“Folk singer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folk%20singer. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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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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