Definition of vox populi in English:

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vox populi

Pronunciation: /ˌväks ˈpäpyəlī/
Pronunciation: /ˌväks ˈpäpyəˌlē/


[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'.

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Syllabification: vox po·pu·li

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