Folklore - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfoʊklɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word folklore
Brit.  |ˈfəʊklɔː|  British pronunciation of the word folklore

noun

- the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

Examples

The coyote appears in a great deal of Native American folklore.

He can't tell the difference between fact and folklore.

...fairies are part of the folklore of many countries and cultures...

...in ancient folklore faeries were often portrayed as powerful beings who could wreak havoc on the lives of humans...

...in Arabic folklore, ghouls could change their shapes but had one unchanging feature: donkey's hooves for feet...

...one of the great wayfarers of American folklore, Johnny Appleseed wandered across the country, always planting apple seeds...

There is a grain of truth in all folklore and legend.

The war still resounds in the country's folklore.

Ecuadorian folklore

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