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folk songnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfəʊk ˌsɒŋ/ us   /ˈfoʊk ˌsɑːŋ/
a traditional song from a particular region, or a modern song, usually with a tune played on a guitar, that is written in a style similar to that of traditional music
(Definition of folk song from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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folk songnoun [C]

us   /ˈfoʊk ˌsɔŋ/
a traditional song of a particular region or group of people
(Definition of folk song from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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