Folklore

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Folklore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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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Folklore Sample Sentences in News


  • Budget for SIFF cut due to govt stand in reducing public expenditure
    KOTA KINABALU : The budget to stage the Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF) slated for Aug 11-15 has been cut in response to the government’s stand to reduce public expenditures. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Folklore Fest to do away with usual frills
    Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah International Folklore Festival (SIFF) will do away with some of its usual frills this year with the government keeping a tighter lid on expenditures. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Janggi, Korean's Favorite Folk Game
    Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Janggi (Korean chess) is one of the typical folklore amusement games in Korea. Many of people in the DPRK have loved much to play this folklore game. Chess fans can be seen playing Janggi in parks or pleasure grounds even in winter. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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