Definition of Popular music

1. Noun. Any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time).




Definition of Popular music

1. Noun. (music) Any genre of music that has a wide appeal amongst the general public of a society dominated by urban culture and advanced technology, especially music with less complexity than "classical music". ¹

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Literary usage of Popular music

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1. History of American Music by William Lines Hubbard (1908)
"popular music The considering of popular music naturally ... popular music always has had and always will have its place in the lives of the people. ..."

2. The Story of Organ Music by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1905)
"Necessity of form—Dance music—Early forms of organ music—Music and architecture compared—Harmony and counterpoint—Rise of tonality—Rhythm and popular music. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"53-63 ; Chappell's popular music of the Olden Time, pp. 107, 121, 125, 185, 229.] AHB ELDIN, LORD. [See CLERK, JOHN, 1757- 1832.] ELDON, EARL OF. ..."

4. A Hundred Years of Music in America: An Account of Musical Effort in America by Granville L. Howe, William Smith Babcock Mathews (1889)
"... CHAPTER X. PSALMODY AND POPULAR Music AFTER THE WAR. *T the middle of the present century, there was little or no earnest musical effort, outside of two ..."

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