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I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music.
Robert Crumb

Meaning of "popular music" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POPULAR MUSIC

popular music play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POPULAR MUSIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Popular music is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POPULAR MUSIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

popular music

Popular music

Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local audiences. The original application of the term is to music of the 1880s Tin Pan Alley period in the United States. Although popular music sometimes is known as "pop music," the two terms are not interchangeable. Popular music is a generic term for music of all ages that appeals to popular tastes, whereas pop music usually refers to a specific musical genre.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POPULAR MUSIC

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popular
popular culture
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popular front
popular press
popular sovereignty
popular vote
populariser
popularist
popularity
popularization
popularize
popularizer
popularly
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populate
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population
population control

WORDS THAT END LIKE POPULAR MUSIC

absolute music
art music
background music
chamber music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
gospel music
House music
music
piano music
pop music
rap music
rock music
sheet music
soul music
swing music
theme music
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of popular music in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «popular music» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POPULAR MUSIC

Find out the translation of popular music to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of popular music from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «popular music» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

流行音乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

música popular
570 millions of speakers

English

popular music
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लोकप्रिय संगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الموسيقى الشعبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

популярная музыка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

música popular
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জনপ্রিয় সঙ্গীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musique populaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Muzik popular
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Volksmusik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポピュラー音楽
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대중 음악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Musik populer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm nhạc phổ biến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரபலமான இசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकप्रिय संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

popüler müzik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

musica popolare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

muzyka popularna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

популярна музика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muzica populara
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαϊκή μουσική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

populêre musiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

populärmusik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

populærmusikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of popular music

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POPULAR MUSIC»

The term «popular music» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.455 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about popular music

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10 QUOTES WITH «POPULAR MUSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word popular music.
1
Lester Bangs
I don't see that there are any particular changes in popular music.
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Beverly Cleary
I particularly enjoy cello music because our daughter plays the cello. I have listened to her practice for so many hours that I am familiar with the music written for that instrument. I am also fond of the popular music of the 1930s because my future husband and I danced to it so many Saturday nights when we were in college.
3
Bing Crosby
I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.
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Robert Crumb
I'm into old-time music; I'm not very interested in modern, popular music at all. And if I'm really into some particular old-time musician, some fiddler or banjo player, I'm always dying of curiosity to see what they look like. So there's some connection between visual images and music.
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Alex Ebert
Popular music usually has a chorus that needs to repeat, and people need to remember the song. That's sort of the major guideline when you're writing a song.
6
Kenneth Edmonds
Commercial music, for the most part, is popular music and you always have to keep that in mind.
7
Renee Fleming
Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music.
8
Tipper Gore
Explicit material is available in a variety of forums - from popular music to television to the Internet.
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Skitch Henderson
Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music.
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Kristin Hersh
Popular music sucks so bad right now.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POPULAR MUSIC»

Discover the use of popular music in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to popular music and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Interpreting Popular Music
This title provides a study of American popular music, focusing on genre and cultural contexts. Individual chapters treat particular artists and the different genres and styles that they exemplify.
David Brackett, 1995
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The Popular Music Studies Reader
The Popular Music Studies Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and considers how popular music studies has expanded and developed to deal with these changes.
Andy Bennett, Barry Shank, Jason Toynbee, 2006
3
Popular Music Genres: An Introduction
An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics and socio-political contexts.
Stuart Borthwick, Ron Moy, 2004
4
Genre in Popular Music
Through a collection of case studies, the author examines why music categories and music genres are debated, and why the terms used to describe these categories and genres are always changing.
Fabian Holt, 2007
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Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Charles A. Perrone, Christopher Dunn, 2013
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American Popular Music: The age of rock
Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll.
Timothy E. Scheurer, 1989
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Redefining Mainstream Popular Music
Spanning the local and the global, the historic and contemporary, the iconic and the everyday, the book covers a broad range of genres, from punk to grunge to hip-hop, while also considering popular music through other mediums, including ...
Sarah Baker, Andy Bennett, Jodie Taylor, 2013
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Popular Music: Topics, Trends & Trajectories
The book is an essential resource for all staff and students in the field' - John Storey, Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland Organized in accessible sections and covering the main themes of research ...
Tara Brabazon, 2011
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Bachata: A Social History of Dominican Popular Music
Defining Bachata -- Music and Dictatorship -- The Birth of Bachata -- Power, Representation, and Identity -- Love, Sex, and Gender -- From the Margins to the Mainstream -- Conclusions.
Deborah Pacini Hernandez, 1995
10
Women and Popular Music: Sexuality, Identity and Subjectivity
From Janis Joplin to P.J. Harvey, Women and Popular Music explores the changing role of women musicians and the ways in which their songs resonate in popular culture.
Sheila Whiteley, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POPULAR MUSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term popular music is used in the context of the following news items.
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Festival-goer assaulted and robbed at popular music event in …
A man was assaulted by a stranger and had his gold chain stolen from around his neck while at a music festival in Northamptonshire. The man ... «Northampton Herald and Post, Jul 15»
2
Supporters gather to save former King Records building from …
Officials said by the end of the day Monday, the board was swayed by speaker after speaker who described the impact King Records has had on popular music. «WLWT Cincinnati, Jul 15»
3
Junk Mail: Prince Royce 'Double Vision' Album Review
I kind of got an Ed Sheeran feel from that and the more I listen, the more I see where the attempts to hit today's popular music "hit" and "missed." ... «Music Times, Jul 15»
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The new pirate radio crackdown: 400 stations closed in the past two …
The unique character of British popular music owes a lot to pirate radio. In the 1960s, the original pirates illicitly brought pop music to the shores ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Weather Is Music to Many People's Ears
Weather is typically portrayed in popular music. In fact, a new study finds more than 750 songs have some kind of weather reference with the most common ... «WDJT, Jul 15»
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Don't feel guilty about not keeping up with new music: The bands …
When I started discovering popular music in junior high, the mysterious, artsy videos for “All I Want” and “Walk On the Ocean” were all over MTV ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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See the Mayor of Toronto Have Popular Music Explained to Him …
Toronto's mayor John Tory—who doesn't believe white privilege is a thing—doesn't know a lot about music. Despite the fact that he has ... «Noisey, Jul 15»
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Windham Community Band to play popular music from all eras
Their musical selections take you on a nostalgic journey with medleys of popular music from all eras, allowing for something fun for everyone! «Andover Townsman, Jul 15»
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Winter Haven Police are Investigating Burglary of a Popular Music
Winter Haven Police are investigating the burglary at a popular music store – Carlton's Music in Winter Haven – where eight guitars were taken. «The Daily Ridge, Jul 15»
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Spotify's new interactive online music map lets you listen to popular
Spotify's new interactive online music map lets you listen to popular music from around the world. Posted on: 09:35 AM IST Jul 23, 2015. AFP. More+. «IBNLive, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Popular music [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/popular-music>. Nov 2019 ».
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