background music

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  1. music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background, usually played over loudspeaker systems in public places, as railway stations or restaurants.

  2. music composed specifically to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.

Origin of background music

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby background music Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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