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Adjective: popular  pó-pyu-lu(r)
  1. Regarded with great favour, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    "a popular tourist attraction"; "cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular";
    - big
  2. Carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    "the popular vote"; "popular representation"; "institutions of popular government"
  3. Representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large
    "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought";
    - democratic
  4. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
    - pop

See also: best-selling, common, democratic, fashionable, favorite [US], favourite [Brit, Cdn], happening [informal], hot [informal], in fashion, nonclassical, popularity, sexy [informal], touristed, touristy, trendy [informal]

Antonym: unpopular

Encyclopedia: Popular, Round One