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Definition of folk music noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    folk music

    (also folk) [uncountable]
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  1. 1music in the traditional style of a country or community traditional Irish folk music
  2. 2a type of music that developed from traditional folk music and became popular in the U.S. in the 1960s. The songs were often about political topics, and were played on a guitar, without electronic equipment a folk festival/concert
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: folk music