- to provide a setting or background for: A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.
Origin of backdrop
Examples from the Web for backdrop
Against this backdrop, Paul breaking bread with Sharpton may be too much for Republican primary voters to watch or stomach.GOP Won’t Forgive Rand for Cop Critique
December 23, 2014
At times, it reads as if he is describing the backdrop of a Hieronymus Bosch painting.The Fiery Underground Oil Pit Eating L.A.
December 6, 2014
What prompted you to pick the fall of the Berlin Wall as the backdrop for your thriller?How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
All of this is playing out against a backdrop of ferocious political rivalries and discord in the capital of Sanaa.Obama’s ‘Yemen Model’ for the War on ISIS Is a Wreck
September 12, 2014
Harris will shoot short video clips of each pledge using a “Luvvy” canvas as a backdrop.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris
July 11, 2014
A low line of hills loomed beyond, painted of silver gray against the backdrop of starry sky and the pallor of moon mists.The Tyranny of Weakness
Charles Neville Buck
The green-sloped, snow-capped Bernardinoes form a backdrop for the desert underneath.Test Pilot
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Eyes the size of Navy dirigibles, with pupils of deep cerulean blue, floating against the backdrop of the gray cumulus.Get Out of Our Skies!
E. K. Jarvis
He recognized a backdrop he had seen thousands of times behind the announcer who introduced the news-casts.Plague Ship
She was raised for the most-part in Maine, which forms a backdrop to much of her fiction.The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
- another name for backcloth
- the background to any scene or situation