/ (ˈbækˌklɒθ) /
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a large painted curtain hanging at the back of a stage setAlso called: backdrop
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Example sentences from the Web for backcloth
The ballets were given in costume, but against a black backcloth, the scenery being then in Paris.An Autobiography|Igor Stravinsky
Requires a dab of red in all that backcloth of green and black, doesnt it?Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
In Marius the background is merely a backcloth for mental poses plastiques.Masques & Phases|Robert Ross