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mood music

noun
1.
music comprised chiefly of popular songs in lush orchestral arrangements, intended to provide a relaxing, soothing atmosphere.
Origin of mood music
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for mood music

mood music

noun
1.
recorded music played in the background in a place to establish a mood of relaxation, calm, etc
2.
a prevailing atmosphere or feeling
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Contemporary definitions for mood music
noun

a piece of finger jewelry with a stone containing heat-sensitive crystals which change color according to body temperature and thereby may depict the wearer's state of mind

Examples

Mood rings were very popular in the 1970s.

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