folk song

noun
|Updated on: 28 May 2018

Definition of folk song

: a traditional or composed song typically characterized by stanzaic form, refrain, and simplicity of melody

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First Known Use of folk song

1843

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Definition of folk song for English Language Learners

  • : a song created by the people of a country or region : a song sung in folk music


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