Definition of volkslied in English:


Syllabification: volks·lied
Pronunciation: /ˈfōksˌlēt, ˈfôlks-


  • 1A German folk song, or a song in the style of one.
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    • The French ‘chanson’, the German ‘schlager’ and the Dutch ‘volkslied’ are often viewed as music for the illiterate, the lower class people, the people who don't speak English.
  • 1.1A national anthem, especially that of the 19th-century Transvaal Republic.

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