background music


noun

music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background, usually played over loudspeaker systems in public places, as railway stations or restaurants.
music composed specifically to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.

Nearby words

  1. backflip,
  2. backflow,
  3. backgammon,
  4. background,
  5. background extinction,
  6. background processing,
  7. background projection,
  8. background radiation,
  9. backgrounder,
  10. backhand

Origin of background music

First recorded in 1925–30

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