mood music

noun
  1. music comprised chiefly of popular songs in lush orchestral arrangements, intended to provide a relaxing, soothing atmosphere.

Origin of mood music

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for mood music

mood music

noun
  1. recorded music played in the background in a place to establish a mood of relaxation, calm, etc
  2. a prevailing atmosphere or feeling
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