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Meaning of popular song

pop'ular song'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a song that is written to have an immediate and wide appeal and is usually popular for only a short time, but that sometimes is of a sufficiently high quality to become part of the permanent repertoire of popular music and jazz. Cf.(def. 12).
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