Origin of volkslied

From German
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Historical Examples of volkslied

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

  • 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.


    Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

British Dictionary definitions for volkslied


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

Word Origin for Volkslied

literally: folk song
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