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.
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noun 1. the doctrine that sovereign power is vested in the people and that those chosen to govern, as trustees of such power, must exercise it in conformity with the general will. 2. American History. (before the Civil War) a doctrine, held chiefly by the opponents of the abolitionists, that the people living in a […]
noun 1. the vote for a U.S. presidential candidate made by the qualified voters, as opposed to that made by the electoral college. Compare . 2. the vote for a candidate, issue, etc., made by the qualified voters, as opposed to a vote made by elected representatives. noun the process by which qualified voters choose […]
[pop-yuh-leyt] /ˈpɒp yəˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), populated, populating. 1. to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of. 2. to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people. /ˈpɒpjʊˌleɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. (often passive) to live in; inhabit 2. to provide a population for; colonize or people v. 1610s, from Medieval Latin populatus, past participle of […]
[pop-yuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌpɒp yəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area. 2. the body of inhabitants of a place: The population of the city opposes the addition of fluorides to the drinking water. 3. the number or body of inhabitants in a place belonging to […]