volks·​lied ˈfōks-ˌlēt How to pronounce volkslied (audio) ˈfȯlks- How to pronounce volkslied (audio)
plural volkslieder
ˈfȯlks- How to pronounce volkslied (audio)
: a folk song

Word History


German, from Volk people + Lied song

First Known Use

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of volkslied was circa 1854

Dictionary Entries Near volkslied

Cite this Entry

“Volkslied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volkslied. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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