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popular culture Syllabification: pop·u·lar cul·ture

Definition of popular culture in English:


Culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite: the assimilation of elements of popular culture into the fine arts an icon of popular culture
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  • The painting has become part of American popular culture, and the couple has been the subject of endless parodies.
  • Popular culture is awash in masculine images.
  • It's a big mistake to underestimate the pull of popular culture.

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