popular song


noun

a song that is written to have an immediate and wide appeal and is usually popular for only a short time, but that sometimes is of a sufficiently high quality to become part of the permanent repertoire of popular music and jazz.Compare standard(def 12).

Nearby words

  1. popular culture,
  2. popular etymology,
  3. popular front,
  4. popular music,
  5. popular singer,
  6. popular sovereignty,
  7. popular vote,
  8. popularity,
  9. popularization,
  10. popularize

Origin of popular song

First recorded in 1835–45

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