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popular music

noun
1.
music having wide appeal, esp characterized by lightly romantic or sentimental melodies See also pop2
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  • Invention of part music, its adaptation and development in popular music.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
  • Like all modern composers of acknowledged rank, Chopin was strongly influenced by the popular music of his native country.

  • On the other side was the popular music—folk music, the music of the street, the nursery, the stable-shed and the taproom.

    The Ifs of History

    Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • In the piazza the band was playing the popular music that one knows so well from the barrel organs.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • She recognized the aria, and wondered a little, for it was not one that could be considered as popular music.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss

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