- recorded background music transmitted by radio, telephone, or satellite to built-in sets in offices, restaurants, waiting rooms, etc.
Examples from the Web for muzak
Romney is delivering a Muzak version of the standard GOP refrain about unshackling capitalism and restoring belief in America.Election Between Obama and Romney Will Be Boring—and That’s Fine
April 30, 2012
A Muzak rendition of Beethoven's “Ode to Joy” echoed through the Jakarta airport's domestic terminal shortly after dawn.My Trip With a Terrorist
August 27, 2010
- trademark recorded light music played in shops, restaurants, factories, etc, to entertain, increase sales or production, etc
Word Origin and History for muzak
1935, proprietary name for piped music, supposedly a blend of music and Kodak, said to have been coined c.1922 by Gen. George Squier, who developed the system of background music for workplaces.