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folk singer

a singer who specializes in folk songs, usually providing his or her own accompaniment on a guitar.
Origin of folk singer
1895-1900 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for folk singer
  • Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died.
  • One side of his sensibility is an acoustic, plaintive folk singer-songwriter of lonely ballads.
British Dictionary definitions for folk singer

folk singer

a person who sings folk songs or other songs in the folk idiom
Derived Forms
folk singing, noun
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