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pops

[ pops ]
/ pɒps /
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adjective

of or relating to a symphony orchestra specializing in popular or light classical music: Thursday is pops night on the concert series.

noun

(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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Origin of pops

First recorded in 1955–60; see origin at pop2
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