Definition of Folklore

1. Noun. The unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture.




Definition of Folklore

1. n. Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people.

Definition of Folklore

1. Noun. The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population. ¹

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Definition of Folklore

1. the lore of a people [n -S]

Medical Definition of Folklore

1. The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folklore

folkers
folkie
folkier
folkies
folkiest
folkiness
folkish
folkishly
folkishness
folkishnesses
folkland
folklands
folklife
folklike
folklives
folklore (current term)
folklores
folkloric
folklorically
folklorish
folklorist
folkloristic
folkloristically
folkloristics
folklorists
folkmoot
folkmoots
folkmot
folkmote
folkmotes

Literary usage of Folklore

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"American; Indians of North America—folklore; Negro songs; Negroes in the United ... See Medical folklore Follett, Mary Parker New state. Review by T: I'. ..."

2. The Yellow Fairy Bookby Henry Justice Ford, Andrew Lang by Henry Justice Ford, Andrew Lang (1895)
"Forty-eight fairy tales from the folklore of Hungary, Russia, Poland, Iceland, Germany, France, England, and the American Indian."

3. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"Powell, John U. folklore notes from South-west Wilts. folklore, London, 12 ... Rouse, WHD Sacrifice to avert shipwreck. folklore, London, 12, 1901, ..."

4. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"ECHOES OF THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES IN MODERN GREEK folklore THAT a great deal of ancient, even of primitive, Hellenic culture survives in the life and ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"WELSH ROMANCE AND folklore. 1. The Text of the Mabinogion, and other Welsh Tales ... Celtic folklore, Welsh and Manx. Two vols. By John Rhys, MA, D.Litt. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"mistake in his reasoning is well pointed out by Mr. Alfred Nutt in a review of the work in the folklore Journal (March, 1898). ..."

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