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folklore

folk·lore

folklore

pronunciation:
fok lor
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the legends, traditions, customs, beliefs, and the like, of a racial, geographical, or national group, handed down through the generations.
similar words:
myth
definition 2: the study of such material.
definition 3: stories and beliefs, often untrue, about a place, group, or institution.
the folklore of Congress
similar words:
myth
derivations: folkloric (adj.), folkloristic (adj.), folklorist (n.)
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