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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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  • the unwritten literature (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including stories, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and more within a particular people. This also includes the oral traditions of that culture, subculture, or group. The academic and usually ethnographic study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics.

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'Folklore' example sentence in quotations

* LEONARD I've failed, Chris. I can't locate the white collective unconscious. CHRIS I wouldn't feel too bad about that. You know, western culture hasn't really carried the baton on folklore and mythology. The rise of Christianity put the kibosh on it--the gospel hits the number one best-seller list and everything else gets remaindered. - Barbara Hall

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  • Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Plays from past revived in area
    PHOTO: American Folklore Theatre’s fall production, “The Bachelors,” is continuing at Door Community Auditorium at Fish Creek. The musical comedy stars, from left, Chad Luberger, Doug Mancheski and Corrie Beula Kovacs. Len Villano photo GREEN BAY , Wis. (WFRV) – Read on for more information about Stage Door Theatre’s “The Fantasticks,” Box in the Woo Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Traditional folklore motifs given new form in contemporary fashion
    Motifs from traditional Moravian folk dress, known as ‘kroje’, are enjoying new popularity in modern fashion, both casual and higher-end. A number of artists and designers have taken inspiration from folklore and updated motifs for the present-day. They hail largely from parts of Moravia where folklore still plays an important role in the Christian calendar, a Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Fill-in role elevated Russell Aitken to grand final folklore
    Russell Aitken was sitting around with his mates on Tuesday night half joking that his name would bob up this week. While Aitken may have had a short NRL career he remains part of grand final folklore when he was plucked from relative obscurity to replace Cameron Smith in Melbourne's 2008 grand final loss to Manly. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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