Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of folkie.

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  • adj. Having the character of folk music

Etymologies

folk +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Recently, he's been in New Orleans recording a new album —which he calls a "folky, Americana record, but more intricate"—and will be there repeatedly for the shooting of HBO's "Treme," in which he plays a music manager trawling for talent.

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  • He designs then makes bold, colorful art that can't really be catagorized, yet has been called folky, rustic, retro …

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  • I am in my new local coffee shop I moved in January and some kind of folky folk folk music is playing.

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  • I would probably say just years ago when we - I just finished the "Abandoned Luncheonette" album and we were perceived to be a sincere, I mean, not sincere but sensitive, quiet kind of folky songs singer-songwriters.

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  • Tunng take a little getting used to; they're kind of folky, but not, and they're growing on me in a good way.

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  • I would describe his music as a kind of folky, happy, acoustic goodness.

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  • Musically, Leave To Remain by Kathryn Williams is most closely related to Rejoicing In The Hands/Nino Rojo-era Devendra Banhart, and he's kind of folky, isn't he?

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  • I don’t know much about Horse Stories but he’s kind of folky but with a lot of great instruments that really round out a great sound.

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  • There's always been a softer, pop, kind of folky tune. ... every other record has a fair amount of dissonance. "

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  • "It was a cool, incestuous little scene around gothic country that lent itself to folky instruments," he said.

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