Definition of Folksong

1. Noun. A song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture.

Exact synonyms: Folk Ballad, Folk Song
Generic synonyms: Song, Vocal, Ethnic Music, Folk, Folk Music
Specialized synonyms: Blues, Fado



Definition of Folksong

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of folk song) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Folksong

1. a song of the folk music of an area [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folksong

folkmots
folknik
folkniks
folkred
folkrede
folks
folksier
folksiest
folksily
folksiness
folksinesses
folksinger
folksingers
folksinging
folksingings
folksong (current term)
folksongs
folksonomies
folksonomy
folkster
folksters
folkstyle
folksy
folktale
folktales
folktronica
folkway
folkways
folkweave
folky

Literary usage of Folksong

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1. Personality in German Literature Before Luther by Kuno Francke (1916)
"remains the expression of class consciousness, however refined and cultivated this consciousness may be, the folksong of the end of the Middle Ages is ..."

2. The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century by Leo Wiener (1899)
"THE folksong THE Jews have been preeminently inhabitants of towns ; their very admission into Poland was based on the supposition that they would be ..."

3. Afro-American Folksongs: A Study in Racial and National Music by Henry Edward Krehbiel (1914)
"It is essential, not only to an understanding of the argument but also to a necessary limitation of the scope of the investigation, that the term "folksong" ..."

4. The Fourth Book of Vocal Music: For High Schools, Academies, Normal Schools ...by Eleanor Smith by Eleanor Smith (1905)
".Scotch folksong .... 20 Girl I've Left Behind Me, The . . . .Irish folksong . ... Old English folksong 7 Roast Beef of Old England, The . ..."

5. Favorite Songs and Hymns for School and Home: Containing Four Hundred and by John Piersol McCaskey (1899)
"folksong. 241 Angelic Songs are Swelling, . FW Faber. 186 Angry Words, . . . Anonymous. 130 .Annie Laurie, . • Lady John Scott. 128 _, Anvil Chorus, The, . ..."

6. A First Book in Vocal Music: Wherein the Study of Musical Structure is by Eleanor Smith (1901)
"+ French folksong. 1. The Hl - у bells are ring-ing, The birds their carols sing-ing, 2. From starry heav-en fleet-ing, She brings us joy-ous greet-ing, ..."

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