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Definition 1: any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for popular music in the sense of this definition

(popular music is a kind of ...) an expressive style of music

(... is a kind of popular music ) a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments

(... is a kind of popular music ) popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar

(... is a kind of popular music ) a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western

"rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."

(... is a kind of popular music ) a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat

(... is a kind of popular music ) a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll

(... is a kind of popular music ) genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged

(... is a kind of popular music ) a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

(... is a kind of popular music ) a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing

(... is a kind of popular music ) the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

(... is a kind of popular music ) music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

(... is a kind of popular music ) popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult

(... is a kind of popular music ) popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques

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