Pronunciation: (pop'yu-lur),[key] —adj. 1. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher. 2. regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: He's not very popular with me just now. 3. of, pertaining to, or representing the people, esp. the common people: popular discontent. 4. of the people as a whole, esp. of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election: popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation. 5. prevailing among the people generally: a popular superstition. 6. suited to or intended for the general masses of people: popular music. 7. adapted to the ordinary intelligence or taste: popular lectures on science. 8. suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive: popular prices on all tickets.