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The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.
Alan Dundes

Meaning of "folklore" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOLKLORE

folklore  [ˈfəʊkˌlɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOLKLORE

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Folklore is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FOLKLORE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

folklore

Folklore

Folklore consists of legends, music, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, fairy tales, stories, tall tales, and customs included in the traditions of a culture, subculture, or group. It also includes the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The study of folklore is sometimes called folkloristics, and people who study folklore are sometimes referred to as "folklorists". The English antiquarian William Thoms introduced the word "folklore" in a letter published in the London journal The Athenaeum in 1846. In usage, there is a continuum between folklore and mythology. Stith Thompson made a major attempt to index the motifs of both folklore and mythology, providing an outline for classifying new motifs, and within which scholars can keep track of all older motifs Folklore can be divided into four areas of study: ▪ artifacts ▪ describable and transmissible entity ▪ culture ▪ behavior These areas do not stand alone, however, as often a particular item or element may fit into more than one of these areas.

Definition of folklore in the English dictionary

The first definition of folklore in the dictionary is the unwritten literature of a people as expressed in folk tales, proverbs, riddles, songs, etc. Other definition of folklore is the body of stories and legends attached to a particular place, group, activity, etc. Folklore is also the anthropological discipline concerned with the study of folkloric materials.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FOLKLORE


bandalore
ˈbændəˌlɔː
booklore
ˈbʊkˌlɔː
bylaw
ˈbaɪˌlɔː
Danelagh
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
Danelaw
ˈdeɪnˌlɔː
mothers-in-law
ˈmʌðəzɪnˌlɔː
outlaw
ˈaʊtˌlɔː
roquelaure
ˈrɒkəˌlɔː
similor
ˈsɪmɪˌlɔː
Whitelaw
ˈwaɪtˌlɔː
woodlore
ˈwʊdˌlɔː
wordlore
ˈwɜːdˌlɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOLKLORE

folk-rock
Folkestone
Folketing
folkie
folkies
folkish
folkishness
folkland
folklife
folklike
folkloric
folklorish
folklorist
folkloristic
folkmoot
folkmot
folkmote
folks
folksier
folksiest

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOLKLORE

Bangalore
blore
clinochlore
con dolore
deplore
fahlore
galore
implore
lore
Mangalore
reexplore
splore
Vellore

Synonyms and antonyms of folklore in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «folklore» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOLKLORE

Find out the translation of folklore to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of folklore from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «folklore» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

民间传说
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

folclore
570 millions of speakers

English

folklore
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लोकगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فُولكلور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фольклор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

folclore
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লোকাচারবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

folklore
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cerita rakyat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Folklore
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

民間伝承
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전설
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Folklore
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

văn hóa dân gian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாட்டுப்புறவியலில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकसाहित्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

folklor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

folclore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

folklor
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фольклор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

folclor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαϊκή παράδοση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

folklore
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

folkloristik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

folklore
5 millions of speakers

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOLKLORE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about folklore

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10 QUOTES WITH «FOLKLORE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word folklore.
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Alan Dundes
If a student takes the whole series of my folklore courses including the graduate seminars, he or she should learn something about fieldwork, something about bibliography, something about how to carry out library research, and something about how to publish that research.
2
Alan Dundes
They do not merely collect texts; they must also gather data about the context and the informant and, above all, write an analysis of the items based upon the course readings and lecture material on folklore theory and method.
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Alan Dundes
The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.
4
Alan Dundes
My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses.
5
Alan Dundes
In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of folklore, I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed.
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Alan Dundes
Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
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Alan Dundes
There is more to folklore research than fieldwork. This is why in all of my other upper-division courses I require a term paper involving original research.
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Alan Dundes
I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
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Diana Wynne Jones
If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
10
Eric Kripke
I've had a lifelong obsession with urban legends and American folklore.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOLKLORE»

Discover the use of folklore in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to folklore and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
American Children's Folklore
Looks at secret languages, jumprope rhymes, song parodies, games, taunts, tongue twisters, jokes, and initiation customs
Simon J. Bronner, 1988
2
Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, ...
Designed for students, scholars, and general readers, this work focuses on folklore forms and methods from a cross-cultural, theoretical perspective.
Thomas A. Green, 1997
3
Interpreting Folklore
His concern here is to assess the material folklorists have so painstakingly amassed and classified, to interpret folklore, and to use folklore to increase our understanding of human nature and culture.
Alan Dundes, 1980
4
Folklore
Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.
Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, 1969
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Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, ...
Written by an international team of acclaimed folklorists, this reference text provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore.
Charlie T. McCormick, Kim Kennedy White, 2011
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Mexican-American Folklore
Gathers riddles, rhymes, folk poetry, stories, ballads, superstitions, customs, games, foods, and folk arts of the Mexican-Americans
John O. West, 2005
7
Handbook of American Folklore
Collects the works of sixty scholars that discuss American folklore, covering experiences; cultural myths; settings; interpretation, methods, and presentation of research; and other related topics.
Richard Mercer Dorson, 1986
8
Caribbean Folklore: A Handbook
Accessible to students and general readers, this introductory overview defines and discusses Caribbean folklore and includes numerous examples and texts.
Donald R. Hill, 2007
9
A Dictionary of English Folklore
An entertaining reference on English folklore features 1250 entries that shed new light on the colorful history behind the holidays, legends, superstitions, traditions, contemporary urban legends, and customs of England, discussing such ...
Jacqueline Simpson, Stephen Roud, 2000
10
The Forest in Folklore and Mythology
"If you have a feeling for the mystery and enchantment of the woods, you will want to own this book." — Outlook.
Alexander Porteous, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOLKLORE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term folklore is used in the context of the following news items.
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Folklore and Myth in Film - FemaleFirst
In Irish folklore, people gifted with this ability are referred to as Selkies. The film visually mirrors Tomm Moore's first animation The Secret of ... «FemaleFirst.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Dancing on the Edge's Weaver Woman reinterprets Chinese folklore
In Weaver Woman, Maky Yi narrated the story Chingnyŏ, written by Korean writer O-Chŏnghŭi and translated by Miseli Jeon, while Colleen ... «Vancity Buzz, Jul 15»
3
Fishy women: the mermaid in folklore, art and literature
Fishy women: the mermaid in folklore, art and literature. Sophia Kingshill's complex cultural history includes sirens, selkies and some ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
4
Schools revive legend of Fenland folklore
He is a giant of East Anglian folklore, though has perhaps shrunk somewhat from the public's imagination. Now, as LOUISE HEPBURN reports, ... «Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, Jul 15»
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Lobatse Keeps Folklore Music Alive
Makobo — Folklore music has always been one of the undisputed toasts of Botswana's cultural identity. Generally the music was used as ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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'Ceremonial law' folklore is no substitute for an actual hermeneutic
It's folklore, not theology. And it's dangerous folklore, at that — one that correlates with and contributes to all kinds of supercessionist business ... «Patheos, Jul 15»
7
Teochew opera brings folklore to life
Graceful: Haiyun Hua, the Princessof the Dragon Court (in red costume)performing a dance item in the opera titled 'Tale of the Dragon ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
8
Portuguese wine reaching folklore status in Sask.
If you pursue wines you love, or wines you may love but have yet to try, or wines you've just heard about, you will be well acquainted with ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
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Myth & folklore-based TV shows that could replace Atlantis
With BBC One's Saturday teatime spot now vacated by Atlantis, here's a few suggestions for myth and folklore that could be adapted for TV. «Den of Geek!, Jul 15»
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British photographer creates modern-day folklore portraits
For most of us, ancient folklore seems to be a thing of the past, but in Great Britain old customs are more alive than ever, thanks to festivals held ... «Metro.us, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Folklore [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/folklore>. Aug 2020 ».
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