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acid rock a form of music popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s that has loud, often distorted sounds and harmonies, and lyrics that suggest psychedelic experiences.
African violet any of several related tropical plants, very popular as houseplants, that have fuzzy dark green leaves and bear violet, pink, or white flowers.
Afro of or pertaining to a hairdo made popular by American blacks. [1/3 definitions]
agora1 the popular assembly meeting in such a public square. [1/2 definitions]
antipopular combined form of popular.
attraction an event that draws popular attention. [1/4 definitions]
backbeat a primary accent on the second and fourth beats of a four-beat measure, common in popular music; secondary beat.
ballad a light popular song, often having a romantic theme. [1/2 definitions]
bandwagon an increasingly popular or successful party, candidate, movement, or cause. [1/2 definitions]
belle a popular and admired woman, usu. young and often considered the most outstanding beauty at a social event or in a social circle.
BMOC abbreviation of "big man on campus" (used to characterize a popular or admired male student, or sometimes one who aggressively promotes his own advancement).
Bundestag the lower house of the federal assembly of Germany, whose members are chosen by popular election.
burlesque in the United States, a stage show that features unsophisticated burlesques, popular music, and often stripteases; vaudeville show. [1/5 definitions]
Cancún a popular Mexican resort town, part of which is island, located on the northeastern, Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula.
carmagnole a popular song and street dance of the French Revolution. [1/2 definitions]
chapbook a small book or pamphlet containing a ballad, poem, popular tale, or religious tract.
Charles Dickens popular and acclaimed English novelist, best known for the novels Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol (b.1812--d.1870).
Charleston a lively ballroom dance that uses vigorous kicks and arm movements, popular in the United States in the 1920s. [1/3 definitions]
combo a small band of musicians, usu. playing popular music such as jazz or rock. [1/2 definitions]
country music popular music that comes from the folk music of the southern or southwestern United States. It generally employs a variety of stringed instruments such as guitar and fiddle.
cover a rendition of a song that was originally recorded and made popular by another artist or group. [1/13 definitions]