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folk

noun uk   /fəʊk/ us    /foʊk/

folk noun (PEOPLE)

B2 [plural] mainly UK (US usually folks) people, especially those of a particular group or type: old folk Ordinary folk can't afford cars like that. folks [plural] [as form of address] informal used when speaking informally to a group of people: All right, folks, dinner's ready! B2 someone's parents: I'm going home to see my folks.

folk noun (MUSIC)

B1 [U] modern music and songs that are written in a style similar to that of traditional music: I enjoy listening to folk (music). folk singers a folk club/festival

folk

adjective [before noun] uk   /fəʊk/ us    /foʊk/
traditional to or typical of a particular group or country, especially one where people mainly live in the countryside, and usually passed on from parents to their children over a long period of time: folk culture B1 describes art that expresses something about the lives and feelings of ordinary people in a particular group or country, especially those living in the countryside: folk art folk dancing
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