Definition of popular music in English:

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popular music


[mass noun]
Music appealing to the popular taste, including rock and pop and also soul, reggae, rap, and dance music.
Example sentences
  • This data set was split into two broad categories of classical music and popular music.
  • Her taste in popular music ran to the Beatles and James Taylor; jazz barely made an impression.
  • As it becomes popular music, world music appropriates the past and tradition to effect a radical break with them.

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