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volkslied

[fawlks-leet]
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noun, plural volks·lied·er [fawlks-lee-der] /ˈfɔlksˈli dər/.
  1. a folk song.

Origin of volkslied

From German
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Examples from the Web for volkslied

Historical Examples

  • Presently Magdalena was asked to play the Volkslied, or national anthem.

    Our Little Boer Cousin

    Luna May Innes

  • With shouts of joy, and singing the "Volkslied," they rode out to occupy the nek.

  • What the Volkslied gains in universality it loses in individuality of character.

  • The German church music of the time, from which developed the chorale, was founded on the volkslied.

    How Music Developed

    W. J. Henderson

  • She felt excited by the grandeur of the situation, and, in the pauses of the wind, sang low some wild German Volkslied.

    Bluebell

    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston


British Dictionary definitions for volkslied

Volkslied

noun plural -lieder (-liːdər)
  1. a type of popular German folk song

Word Origin

literally: folk song
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