Definition of folk music in English:

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folk music

noun

[mass noun]
Music that originates in traditional popular culture or that is written in such a style. Folk music is typically of unknown authorship and is transmitted orally from generation to generation.
Example sentences
  • There are no simple explanations for the remarkable transformation of Celtic music from folk music to world music.
  • And these different genres, like folk music and dance music, come out of that.
  • I have never owned or been interested in folk music, except Woody Guthrie, who transcends it.

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