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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ According to folklore, King Arthur will one day return to become King of Britain.
▪ Hawaiian folklore tells of the movements of the volcano goddess Pele.
▪ In folklore the snake is often a symbol of evil.
▪ A great scholarly compendium of folklore and legends.
▪ Although the storyline is fictitious, the region, language and folklore are dirt real.
▪ And area folklore has them pegged as compulsive shoplifters, sugar addicts and tax scofflaws.
▪ But as folklore will tell you, the Net treats censorship like an obstacle to go around.
▪ Immemorial folklore confirmed the division of tasks.
▪ Its ten pavilions were to serve Paris for over a century and to take their place in the city's folklore.
▪ The point about folklore is that it has to be interpreted.
▪ Within folklore it is always the first theme, that of restoration, which occurs.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Folklore \Folk"lore`\, n., or Folk lore \Folk" lore`\ . Tales, legends, or superstitions long current among the people; the unwritten literature of a culture, such as stories, proverbs, riddles and songs.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"traditional beliefs and customs of the common people," 1846, coined by antiquarian William J. Thoms (1803-1885) as an Anglo-Saxonism (replacing popular antiquities) in imitation of German compounds in Volk- and first published in the "Athenaeum" of Aug. 22, 1846; see folk + lore. Old English folclar meant "homily."\n

\nThis word revived folk in a modern sense of "of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally," and opened up a flood of compound formations: Folk art (1892), folk-hero (1874), folk-medicine (1877), folk-tale (1850; Old English folctalu meant "genealogy"), folk-song (1847, "a song of the people," translating German Volkslied), folk-singer (1876), folk-dance (1877).


n. The tales, legends and superstitions of a particular ethnic population.


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


Folklore can be described as traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example. The information thus transmitted expresses the shared ideas and values of a particular group. British antiquarian William Thoms is generally credited with coining the term "folklore" in 1846. Elliott Oring states that folklore is that part of culture that "lives happily ever after".

The academic study of folklore is most often known as folkloristics, although it is sometimes also termed "folklore studies" and "folklife research". As an academic discipline folklore shares methods, and insights with literature, anthropology, art, music, history, linguistics, philosophy, and mythology.

Folklore (Nelly Furtado album)

Folklore is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado. It was released on 23 November 2003 through DreamWorks Records. While the album did not match the success of her previous album in such markets as the US and Australia, it did however become a success in several European countries. Folklore spawned five singles; Powerless (Say What You Want), Try, Força, Explode and The Grass Is Green. The album has sold 3 million copies worldwide.

Folklore (video game)

Folklore, known in Japan as is an action role-playing video game developed by Game Republic and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game is set in Ireland and the Celtic Otherworld of Irish mythology, centering on a young woman named Ellen, and a journalist named Keats, both playable characters who together unravel the mystery that the quaint village of Doolin hides, the mystery that can only be solved by seeking the memories of the dead in the dangerous, Folk-ridden Netherworld.

Folklore (16 Horsepower album)

Folklore is the 4th studio album by 16 Horsepower, released in 2002.

As hinted to by its name, most of the material on the album is drawn from traditional folk music. Only four of the songs ("Hutterite Mile," "Blessed Persistence," "Beyond the Pale" and "Flutter") on the album are original 16 Horsepower compositions.

Folklore (Jorge Cafrune album)

Folklore is the second album by the Argentine singer Jorge Cafrune, released in Argentina in 1962.

Folklore (disambiguation)

Folklore is a body of expressive culture.

Folklore may also refer to:

  • Folklore (video game), a 2007 PlayStation 3 video game
  • Folklore (journal) (originally Folk-lore), the journal of the Folklore Society
  • Folklore (horse), a retired American Thoroughbred racehorse
Folklore (Forrest Fang album)

Folklore is the sixth album by Forrest Fang, released on March 14, 1995 through Cuneiform Records.

Folklore (horse)

Folklore (born 2003) is a retired American Thoroughbred racing filly. In 2005, she won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and won an Eclipse Award for champion juvenile filly of 2005. She won the Matron Stakes by fourteen lengths and finished third in the Santa Ynez Stakes in her only start as a three-year-old. She fractured her knee in 2006 which caused her early retirement.

Folklore (Big Big Train album)

Folklore is the ninth studio album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. Released on 27 May 2016, it was recorded at English Electric Studios, produced by Big Big Train, and mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey. It is the first studio album to feature Rachel Hall and then- Beardfish lead vocalist Rikard Sjöblom as official members.

The album was released in multiple formats: standard and High Res downloads, as a single CD, and as a double-LP vinyl release that features two additional tracks, "Mudlarks" and "Lost Rivers of London", both of which were previously released on the 2015 EP Wassail. Both versions of the album contain the title track from Wassail, meaning that the vinyl release features all three of the original songs on the EP.

Usage examples of "folklore".

For he approached the idea of the sacred vessel, not as did Sir Giles, through antiquity and savage folklore, nor as did the Archdeacon, through a sense of religious depths in which the mere temporary use of a particular vessel seemed a small thing, but through exalted poetry and the high romantic tradition in literature.

His linguistic writings, though often rather wildly dilettantish, are interesting for his great insight into the shades of meaning of words, for his pious, if uninformed, interest in Old Russian literature and folklore, and for the excellent Russian in which they are written.

Kipling Period, beastly Fuzzy-Wuzzies far as eye could see, dracunculiasis and Oriental sore rampant among the troops, no beer for a month, wireless being jammed by other Powers who would be masters of these horrid blacks, God knows why, and all folklore broken down, no Gary Grant larking in and out slipping elephant medicine in the punchbowls out here .

Spammer Gam, the Lost Fishlings of folklore are a community of generous souls to whom altruism is natural, and this lady was one such.

In world myth and folklore, many images are seen: a woman weaving, stands of laurel trees, an elephant jumping off a cliff, a girl with a basket on her back, a rabbit, the lunar intestines spilled out on its surface after evisceration by an irritable flightless bird, a woman pounding tapa cloth, a four-eyed jaguar.

CLEAR I was the only one, thanks to years of research into obscure myths and folklore, who could have saved poor Rick Meech, my friend and neighbor.

This is metaphorically depicted in vampire folklore as the inability to cast any reflections in mirrors.

Some future investigator of the paranormal may wander into those hills someday, talk with these people, and write a whole chapter of a learned book on demonology repeating this piece of folklore.

Halldor sail around Scattery, are all pagan survivals rooted in Irish folklore.

It was easy to deduce that this man must have been wholly insane, but that he probably had a streak of perverse outward logic which made the naive Akeley - already prepared for such things by his folklore studies - believe his tale.

Great War served to restore it to the farther background of Binger folklore.

This phenomenon is constantly reported in the Bible, in the Lives of the Saints by the Bollandists, in the experiences of the early Irvingites, in witch trials, in Iamblichus, and in savage and European folklore.

Force, the entity, disguised in folklore under such familiar names as the Black Man, Satan, Lucifer, and such unfamiliar names as Kutchie, of the Australian Dieris, Tuna, of the Esquimaux, the African Abonsam, and the Swiss Stratteli.

Pushkin, Lermontov, Ostrovsky, Nekrasov, Tolstoy, Leskov and Saltykov-Shchedrin - all to some degree could be thought of as folklorists, all certainly used folklore in many of their works.

In an essay elsewhere, he identified the subject matter of a history of ideas as: the history of philosophy, of science, of religion and theology, of the arts, of education, of sociology, of language, of folklore and ethnography, of economics and politics, of literature, of societies.