Definition of folklife in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊklaɪf/


[mass noun]
The way of life of a rural or traditional community: the stories offer a window on everyday folklife [count noun]: they have documented a rich folklife based on hunting, trapping, fishing, and woodcutting
More example sentences
  • Munfla has gone on to become one of the largest archives of recorded sound in Canada, with major holdings in folklore, folklife, oral history, and popular culture.
  • Theater and dance have a strong tradition in France, both in the classical sense and in the realm of folklife.
  • I was taking notes like an anthropologist about the strange folklife of the office.

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