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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pop music
noun
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▪ Another example is pop music, emanating from radio, audio cassettes, etc., and geared to a specific age group.
▪ But both confess that they originally learned to play guitar and did so from an adolescent adoration of Western pop music.
▪ From the perspective of youth culture and pop music two aspects of this are significant.
▪ More and more people are getting the standard pop music motifs off their chests in favour of designs which highlight the off-beat and individual.
▪ The relentless throb of the pop music soothed David and calmed the panic that seized his heart.
▪ We were also all cynical, embittered by the process of pop music.
▪ When you work in rock and pop music, you are in the thick undergrowth.
Wiktionary
pop music

n. Music intended for or accepted by a wide audience, usually with a commercial basis and distinguished from classical music and folk music.

WordNet
pop music

n. 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 [syn: pop]

Wikipedia
Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular (and can include any style).

Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure) as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.

Pop music (disambiguation)

Pop music is a musical genre.

Pop music may also refer to:

  • Popular music, a number of musical genres having wide appeal
  • Pop Music (album), a 1996 album by Iggy Pop