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Definition of "folksongs" [folksongs]

  • Plural form of folksong. (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of folk songs. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "folksongs" in a sentence
  • "And noting that Chopin founded whole paragraphs "either on a single phrase repeated in similar shapes or on two phrases in alternation" -- a primitive practice in Polish folksongs -- he asserts that "Beethoven does not attain the lucidity of his style by such parallelism of phraseology," but admits that Chopin's methods made for "clearness and precision ... may be regarded as characteristic of the national manner.""
  • "Re-classified as folksongs, authorities removed Jewish names from their music."
  • "She would sing Hungarian love-ditties at her work; and somehow calling these "folksongs" did not help matters."