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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Vocalizing of tunes originating among the common people of a country.

Usage examples (17)
  • They were making a little fun of the tradition of filking, a brand of folksinging that could be found at cons.
  • There are readings by authors, autographings, costume competitions, filksinging fannish folksinging, as it were, parties, and a chance to escape from the mundane world...
  • Along with Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman, he formed the first commercially successful folksinging group, The Weavers, who's version of Leadbelly's classic...
  • It was called "folksinging groups," and the universe has never seen anything like it before or since. for more
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