Meaning of “folk song” in the English Dictionary

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"folk song" in British English

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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)

"folk song" in American English

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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)