of or relating to a symphony orchestra specializing in popular or light classical music: Thursday is pops night on the concert series.
(often initial capital letter)(used with a singular verb) a symphony orchestra specializing in popular and light classical music: When you're in Boston be sure to hear the Pops.
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How to use pops in a sentence
Behind a chorus of shrill insects, the pops of gunfire can sometimes be heard in the distance.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo | Nina Strochlic | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There have also been instances during this air war when combat aircraft are not available in time to strike a target that pops up.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS | Dave Majumdar | October 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He pops from the screen as a charismatic, occasionally messianic “human prism,” as Moss calls him.
As Dre mulled over how to talk to Andre Jr. (Marcus Scribner) about sex, pops appeared while his son was stretching.
It was the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the pops which gave the girls their monikers.
I touch a button an' out pops a bottle iv Bourbon that wud make ye'er eyes dance.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
Jack pops up with a white handkerchief in one hand and stretches his arms over the pair in front of his box.Christmas Entertainments | Alice Maude Kellogg
A questing Pompilus comes upon the scene, finds the game to her liking and pops in her head at the entrance of the cell.More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
There are plenty more to bag; but in bagging the next lot I'd advise you to keep your pops ready.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective | Police Captain Howard
The air valve is first opened or the spring tension reduced to a point where the engine misfires or pops back in the carburetor.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag