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Definition 1: the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for folk in the sense of this definition

(folk is a kind of ...) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

(... is a kind of folk ) a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture

(... is a kind of folk ) music performed for dancing the schottische

(... is a kind of folk ) a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments

(... is a kind of folk ) folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)

(... is a kind of folk ) music performed for square dancing

Definition 2: people in general (often used in the plural) - [noun denoting group]

Samples where folk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they're just country folk
  • folks around here drink moonshine
  • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next

Synonyms for folk in the sense of this definition

(folk is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

(... is a kind of folk ) people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics

(... is a kind of folk ) people of good family and breeding and high social status

(... is a kind of folk ) the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)

(... is a kind of folk ) folks from your own home town

(... is a kind of folk ) disparaging terms for the common people

(folk is a member of ...) one of the common people

Definition 3: a social division of (usually preliterate) people - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for folk in the sense of this definition

(folk is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of folk ) a tribe of ancient Athenians

(folk is a member of ...) one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe

Definition 4: people descended from a common ancestor - [noun denoting group]

Samples where folk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower

Synonyms for folk in the sense of this definition

(folk is a kind of ...) the descendants of one individual

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

(... is a kind of folk ) members of a family line

"his people have been farmers for generations" "are your people still alive?"

(... is a kind of folk ) the people of your home locality (especially your own family)

"he wrote his homefolk every day"

(... is a kind of folk ) aristocratic family line

"the House of York"

(... is a kind of folk ) a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

(... is a kind of folk ) family based on male descent

"he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"

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