Definition of folksy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊksi/

adjective (folksier, folksiest)

1Having the characteristics of traditional culture and customs, especially in a contrived or artificial way: the shop’s folksy, small-town image
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  • The concluding Allegro has a rollicking, folksy character, complete with a drone-like accompaniment.
  • The cold, clipped delivery and bizarre folksy expressions have also contributed to this.
  • Only once did this production stumble - in a folksy, slightly messy character dance performed by the Royal Fathers and Mothers.
2Informal and unpretentious: his folksy, direct style
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  • When I assumed office, I had this mindset that I would not change [from my informal, folksy ways].
  • Each topic is covered in the same folksy style, with the minimum of ‘geek-speak’ and the text is often amusing in the extreme.
  • His book adopts a folksy, conversational style, but doesn't really contain any new revelations.



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  • The folksiness, the simpleness, simply repels them.
  • He is an actor who has it all: down-home folksiness and art-house weight, megaplex sex appeal and a deep sense of complex characters.
  • Again, I'm gonna have to provide the folksiness here, so here goes.

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