folk

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folks
(folk can also be used as the plural form for meaning 1.)
1) N-PLURAL: usu with supp You can refer to people as folk or folks.

Country folk can tell you that there are certain places which animals avoid...

These are the folks from the local TV station.

...old folks.

Syn:
2) N-PLURAL: usu poss N You can refer to your close family, especially your mother and father, as your folks. [INFORMAL]

I've been avoiding my folks lately.

3) N-VOC You can use folks as a term of address when you are talking to several people. [INFORMAL]

`It's a question of money, folks,' I announced...

This is it, folks: the best record guide in the business.

4) ADJ: ADJ n Folk art and customs are traditional or typical of a particular community or nation.

...South American folk art.

...traditional Chinese folk medicine.

5) ADJ: ADJ n Folk music is music which is traditional or typical of a particular community or nation.

...Irish folk music.

N-UNCOUNT
Folk is also a noun.

...a variety of music including classical, jazz, and folk.

6) ADJ: ADJ n Folk can be used to describe something that relates to the beliefs and opinions of ordinary people.

Jack was a folk hero in the Greenwich Village bars...

Folk psychology comes closer to the obvious truth than the most sophisticated theories.

Syn:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Folk — (Folkmusik, [foʊk] (engl.: folk „Volks “; gemeint ist die Volkskultur, hier Musik) ist insbesondere in Nordamerika und Europa ein Genre der populären Musik. Melodien und Texte traditioneller, volkstümlicher Musik werden neu arrangiert oder… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • folk — [ fɔlk ] n. m. et adj. • v. 1960; angl. folk song « chanson populaire traditionnelle » ♦ Anglic. Musique traditionnelle populaire modernisée. Chanteur de folk. ⇒ country. Adj. Des groupes folks. N. et adj. FOLKEUX, EUSE , 1980 . ● folk nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • folk — folk; folk·ish; folk·lor·ic; folk·lor·ish; folk·lor·ism; folk·lor·ist; folk·moot; kin·folk; mer·folk; folk·lor·is·tics; folk·ie; nor·folk; suf·folk; folk·ish·ness; folk·lor·is·tic; folk·mote; …   English syllables

  • folk — as an ordinary word for people in general is tending to fall out of use in BrE, except in northern parts of the country and occasionally elsewhere to denote a greater degree of affection than the word people does: • Even folk who know little… …   Modern English usage

  • folk — fȍlk [b] (II)[/b] m DEFINICIJA glazb. vrsta pop glazbe nadahnute narodnom muzikom SINTAGMA folk glazba glazba koja oponaša narodni stil, koja je u znaku narodnjačke umjetnosti; narodna glazba; folk music (izg. folk mjùzik) = folk glazba; folk… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • folk — s.n., adj. invar. 1. Stil în muzica uşoară contemporană care utilizează motive din muzica populară. 2. adj. invar. Care aparţine folkului (1). – Din engl. folk. Trimis de zaraza joe, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  folk s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Folk — (f[=o]k), Folks Folks (f[=o]ks), n. collect. & pl. [AS. folc; akin to D. volk, OS. & OHG. folk, G. volk, Icel. f[=o]lk, Sw. & Dan. folk, Lith. pulkas crowd, and perh. to E. follow.] 1. (Eng. Hist.) In Anglo Saxon times, the people of a group of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Folk — 〈[ foʊk] m.; s; unz.; Mus.〉 meist englischsprachige, volkstümliche Musik mit Elementen der Rockmusik u. des Blues [engl., eigtl. „Volk“] * * * Folk [foʊk ], der; [s] [engl. folk, eigtl. = Volk]: meist vokale englische, schottische, irische od.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • folk — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} 1. agg.inv., di fenomeno culturale, che si rifà alla tradizione popolare: arte folk, musica folk; abiti folk 2. s.m.inv. TS mus. → folk music {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1967. ETIMO: ingl. folk propr.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • folk — 1. Voz tomada del inglés folk, que se usa, como adjetivo o como sustantivo masculino, con el sentido de ‘[música moderna] que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica’: «Irlanda es una potencia mundial en la música, y no solo en… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • folk — 1. adj. Dicho de la música moderna: Que está inspirada en temas o motivos de la música folclórica. 2. Perteneciente o relativo a la música folk. Un grupo folk. 3. m. Música folk …   Diccionario de la lengua española

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