folk·​ish | \ ˈfō-kish How to pronounce folkish (audio) \

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folkishness noun

Examples of folkish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based on the possibly fictional letters of its title character, the work is built around themes in a folkish cowboy style. Allan Kozinn,, "Ben Johnston, who made microtonal music melodic," 27 July 2019 His ballads, surprisingly folkish and pop-like, are odes to the Kingdom of Hungary, before the Treaty of Trianon of 1920 that left the Hungarian state landlocked and with two-thirds less land. Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, "As Hungary votes, memories of a mythical past loom large," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of folkish

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Folkish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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