[f_ˈəʊ_k_l_ɔː], [fˈə͡ʊklɔː], [fˈə‍ʊklɔː]

Definitions of folklore:

  1.   Alt. of Folk lore
  2.   The common orally transmitted traditions, myths, festivals, songs, superstitions, and stories of all peoples.
  3.   the unwritten literature ( stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
  4.   Lore or knowledge of the ancient customs, superstitions, etc., of the folk or people.
  5.   Popular traditions, customs, beliefs, etc.

Quotes for folklore:

  1. I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions. – Alan Dundes
  2. In my introductory course, Anthropology 160, the Forms of Folklore I try to show the students what the major and minor genres of folklore are, and how they can be analyzed. – Alan Dundes
  3. My academic identity is that of a folklorist, and for many years I have taught only folklore courses. – Alan Dundes
  4. The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it. – Alan Dundes
  5. Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant. – Alan Dundes
  6. There is more to folklore research than fieldwork. This is why in all of my other upper -division courses I require a term paper involving original research. – Alan Dundes
  7. I developed some unique software to public it on the web that I call the Folklore Project. – Andy Hertzfeld
  8. If you take myth and folklore and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine. – Diana Wynne Jones
  9. I'm working on a very long series of paintings based on desert folklore – Terri Windling
  10. In more recent years, I've become more and more fascinated with the indigenous folklore of this land, Native American folklore and also Hispanic folklore now that I live in the Southwest. – Terri Windling
  11. One of the best things about folklore and fairy tales is that the best fantasy is what you find right around the corner, in this world. That's where the old stuff came from. – Terri Windling
  12. Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller. – Terri Windling
  13. What I find interesting about folklore is the dialogue it gives us with storytellers from centuries past. – Terri Windling
  14. When I was younger, I was in love with everything about the British Isles, from British folklore to Celtic music. That was always where my passions were as a young girl, and so I studied folklore as a college student in England and Ireland. – Terri Windling

Usage examples for folklore:

  1. It is a wry commentary on the veracity of the mountain men that John Coulter's account of Yellowstone Park was long laughed at by his own peers as being simply an addition to a snowballing folklore of the fur country. ” – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  2. These remarks are, indeed, the charter, so to speak, of anthropological mythology and of folklore – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  3. The museums and the books of folklore are full of dead emblems and incantations, since there is no power in the symbol, except that which it acquires by association in the human mind. ” – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  4. Every story, whether we find it in the myths of the East, the folklore of Europe, the poems of the Troubadours, or in our newspaper of this morning, is based on one or the other of these factors, or on both combined. ” – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. On the occasions when they are not dour they rise very pleasant and free, but, in these brief moments, it is not of legends and folklore that you are thinking, but of the landing- net. ” – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  6. Journalism, folklore poetry, history, grammar, philology, ethnology, aesthetics, politics, morals- nothing came amiss to his gifted pen, and he was fruitful, say his admirers, even in his errors, Like other men inflamed with one single idea, he boldly ventured into domains of thought where specialists fear to tread. ” – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  7. In doing this we are tampering with folklore and confusing stages of development. ” – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  8. The Land of Heart's Desire is another drama that has sprung from the soil and folklore of Ireland. ” – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  9. Many natural phenomena are associated in the folklore of the blacks with untoward events. ” – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  10. Wherever a ray fell, a blossom of Haggadic folklore sprang up. ” – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  11. Poetry is no longer mere folklore or ballads or musical numbers, all of which the public may enjoy. ” – The Literature of Ecstasy by Albert Mordell
  12. “ For this reason Don Pietro di Toledo, when he was Viceroy, ruined some and closed others, by which act he at once improved the morals of Naples and enriched its folklore for nothing stimulated the imagination of the people so much as the idea that their caverns were lying empty and silent. ” – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  13. It is at once a fascinating story of travel, a practical guide book, and a storehouse of interesting information on the manners, customs, and folklore of a little- known people. ” – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  14. The great bread flight was over, though for several weeks afterward scattered falls of loaves occurred, giving rise to a new folklore of manna among lonely Arabian tribesmen, and in one well- authenticated instance in Tibet, sustaining life in a party of mountaineers cut off by a snow slide. ” – Bread Overhead by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  15. “ I agree with what the South- African Folklore Journal stated twenty years or more ago, that with the " vast strides South Africa is making in the progress of civilization, the native races will either be swept away or so altered as to lose many of their ancient habits, customs, traditions, or at least greatly to modify them." ” – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  16. They talked mythology and folklore – Witch-Doctors by Charles Beadle
  17. The mystery of numbers has entered into folklore as well as into philosophy, as that fine jingle, " Green grow the rushes, O!" ” – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd