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popular music

music having wide appeal, esp characterized by lightly romantic or sentimental melodies See also pop2
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  • In addition to sports, young people spend much of their leisure time listening to popular music and also dancing.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Invention of part music, its adaptation and development in popular music.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
  • He spat out the words "popular music" with an emphasis that made a Tarrok player at the next table jump in his seat.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • Like all modern composers of acknowledged rank, Chopin was strongly influenced by the popular music of his native country.

  • That kind which produces as impression on a decadent and on you and on the working man; simple, understandable, popular music.

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