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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 genre of music originating from the ethnic community of a specific region; often not recorded, but passed down orally
  • noun contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

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