filk meaning

  "filk" in a sentence
/filk/ A popular or folk song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics, intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at night at SF conventions. There is a flourishing subgenre of these called "computer filks", written by hackers and often containing rather sophisticated technical humour. See double bucky for an example. Compare grilf, hing and newsfroup.


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  1. Attempts have been made to define filk based on various criteria.
  2. He was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2006.
  3. Issue # 4 included the first publication of a Hebrew filk.
  4. He is also active in science fiction fandom and filk music.
  5. Robinson was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2000.

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