from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Music originating among the common people of a nation or region and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation.
- noun Contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music.
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- noun any
genreof music originating from the ethnic communityof a specific region; often not recorded, but passed down orally
contemporarymusic in the styleof traditionalfolk music
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- noun the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
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