- music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition
- any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Music and Dancemusic, usually of simple character and anonymous authorship, handed down among the common people by oral tradition.
- Music and Dancemusic by known composers that has become part of the folk tradition of a country or region.
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folk music n
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