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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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  • 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'
  • Curator calls for publication of Cordillera folklore
    THE unpublished folklore of Cordillera must be collected and turned into literature if possible. Isikias Picpican, archivist and curator of the Saint Louis University Museum, said his main objective is to bring history to the forefront, preserve traditional knowledge and works and educate the public on these. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'
  • Did you know? Nature's warnings of harsh winter
    Outdated folklore or true predictors? Nature is said to provide clues to the approaching Winter Season. Read more on this news related to 'Folklore'

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