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

  • n. A folk song.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A popular song, or national air.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A folk-song. See lied and folk-song.


German : Volks, genitive of Volk, people (from Middle High German volc, from Old High German folc;) + Lied, song; see lied.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • a folk song or a national air

    May 2, 2010