folk songnoun [ C ]uk /ˈfəʊk ˌsɒŋ/ us /ˈfoʊk ˌsɑːŋ/
Examples from literature
- It was only an old Christmas carol, the music that of a German folk song, but dear to generations of Christmas singers everywhere.
- The air was unfamiliar, but it sounded like a folk song of his own country, and he put into it all the poignant, peculiar melody of such a song.
- The characteristics of German and English folk songs may be observed in the familiar airs of these nations.
- The folk songs are the truest and most interesting national literature.
- These folk songs have a strong similarity to Scotch and Irish songs, owing to the absence of the fourth and seventh degrees of the scale.