incidental music


noun

music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes.

Nearby words

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  2. incidence,
  3. incident,
  4. incident point,
  5. incidental,
  6. incidental parasite,
  7. incidentally,
  8. incidentaloma,
  9. incienso,
  10. incinerate

Origin of incidental music

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for incidental music

incidental music

noun

background music for a film, television programme, etc
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