[pop-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ ti/
the quality or fact of being .
the favor of the general public or of a particular group of people:
His popularity with television audiences is unrivaled.
“fact or condition of being beloved by the people,” c.1600, from French popularité (15c.), from popular + -ity. Classical Latin popularitas meant “fellow-citizenship.” Popularity contest is from 1880.
[pop-yuh-luh-rahyz] /ˈpɒp yə ləˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), popularized, popularizing. 1. to make : to popularize a dance. /ˈpɒpjʊləˌraɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to make popular; make attractive to the general public 2. to make or cause to become easily understandable or acceptable n. 1797, noun of action from popularize. v. “to make a complex topic […]
[pop-yuh-ler-lee] /ˈpɒp yə lər li/ adverb 1. by the people as a whole; generally; widely: a fictitious story popularly accepted as true. 2. for taste; for the general masses of people: He writes popularly on many subjects. /ˈpɒpjʊləlɪ/ adverb 1. by the public as a whole; generally or widely 2. usually; commonly: his full name […]
- Popular music
noun 1. music having wide appeal, esp characterized by lightly romantic or sentimental melodies See also pop2
noun 1. a professional singer who specializes in popular songs.