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1. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] people in general (often used in the plural).

Synonyms

  • riffraff
  • pleb
  • common people
  • home folk
  • ragtag and bobtail
  • people
  • folks
  • countryfolk
  • rabble
  • country people
  • ragtag
  • plebeian
  • grass roots

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • ending

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Words that Rhyme with Folk

  • provoke
  • misspoke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • invoke
  • stoke
  • spoke
  • snoke
  • smoke
  • smoak
  • schroeck
  • schmoke
  • laroque
  • larocque
  • evoke
  • droke
  • croke
  • croak
  • cloke
  • cloak
  • broke
  • bloke
  • baroque
  • awoke
  • yolk
  • yoke
  • yoak
  • wouk
  • wolk
  • woke

Example sentences of the word folk


1. Noun, singular or mass
Klezmer music is a Yiddish folk music that developed during the renaissance in Eastern Europe.

2. Adjective
There is time to dine and shop at arcades where vendors offer folk art, silver and leather goods.

3. Verb, base form
Harvest the wheat grass when the blades start to folk.

Quotes containing the word folk


1. I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
- Salma Hayek

2. I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
- Salma Hayek

3. You say that you people don’t burn folk and sacrifice people anymore, but that’s what true faith would mean, y’see? Sacrificin’ your own life, one day at a time, to the flame, declarin’ the truth of it, workin’ for it, breathin’ the soul of it. That’s religion. Anything else is just . . . is just bein’ nice. And a way of keepin’ in touch with the neighbors.
- Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum

2. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] people descended from a common ancestor.

Synonyms

  • descent
  • lineage
  • homefolk
  • blood line
  • house
  • ancestry
  • gens
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • dynasty
  • pedigree
  • family
  • kinsfolk
  • family line
  • line of descent
  • people
  • parentage
  • sept
  • line
  • name
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • child
  • parent
  • rich people
  • poor people

3. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] a social division of (usually preliterate) people.

Synonyms

  • phyle
  • social group
  • moiety

Antonyms

  • brave
  • rich
  • uninitiate
  • living

4. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community.

Synonyms

  • gospel singing
  • popular music
  • ethnic music
  • folksong
  • folk music
  • schottische
  • square-dance music
  • C and W
  • popular music genre
  • folk song
  • gospel
  • country music
  • country and western

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute
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