Share this entry

vox populi Syllabification: vox po·pu·li
Pronunciation: /ˈväks ˈpäpyəˌlī/ /-ˌlē/

Definition of vox populi in English:


[in singular]
The opinions or beliefs of the majority.
Example sentences
  • In the case of alternative country music the vox populi is more subtle, but no less potent.
  • Indeed, New York seems to be listening to the vox populi more than professional critics.
  • Newspapers seek to serve the people who read them: the opinion columns are not the vox populi.


Mid 16th century: from Latin, literally 'the people's voice'.

Words that rhyme with vox populi

formulae • uvulae

Definition of vox populi in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on vox populi

Nearby words

Translate vox populi

into German
Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly