Definition of volkslied in English:

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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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Syllabification: volks·lied

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