Meaning of folklife in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfəʊklaɪf/


mass noun
  • The way of life of a rural or traditional community.

    ‘the stories offer a window on everyday folklife’
    • ‘they have documented a rich folklife based on hunting, trapping, fishing, and woodcutting’
    • ‘Munfla has gone on to become one of the largest archives of recorded sound in Canada, with major holdings in folklore, folklife, oral history, and popular culture.’
    • ‘Theater and dance have a strong tradition in France, both in the classical sense and in the realm of folklife.’
    • ‘I was taking notes like an anthropologist about the strange folklife of the office.’
    • ‘In 1970, a reconstruction was made of ‘what the custom may have looked like at the time it was banned’ by a group of local individuals involved in folklife studies.’
    • ‘He also met some of the major folklore and folklife Scandinavian scholars of the day including C. W. von Sydow and Sigurd Erixon.’
    • ‘It was a joy to be able to show the athletes and their mentors the Museum and the national folklife as depicted here in the Museum.’
    • ‘Croce, curator of the Smithsonian centre for folklife and cultural heritage, and a team of colleagues, visited Scotland for 10 days.’
    • ‘The aim of this essay has been to demonstrate that the identification of old-world sources for southern folklife is crucial to understanding this distinctive regional culture.’
    • ‘Impressed by the poetic treatment of African American folklife but desirous of a lengthier manuscript, Liveright suggested that Toomer enlarge the work.’
    • ‘In this essay, folklore, folklife, and folk culture are used more or less interchangeably.’
    • ‘It was not possible for them to imagine disability in relationship to folk culture and folklife.’
    • ‘This success is testament to the hard work and commitment of all those who helped to bring the national folklife collection to this spectacular location.’
    • ‘The national folklife collection captures the unique heritage in Ireland and is now preserved to pass on to future generations.’
    • ‘But his main interest in life was in the folklife of the local fishing industry.’