folkishness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

folkish +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

folkishness ‎(uncountable)

  1. The quality of being folkish.
    • 2007 April 26, Allan Kozinn, “A Finnish Composer Possessed of a Joyful, Mischievous Spirit”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Hakola’s music scampers about mischievously, mixing together shapely lyricism, atonality, quirky folkishness and an almost hedonistic approach to timbre and rhythm.