mood music


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. mooch,
  2. moocher,
  3. mood,
  4. mood board,
  5. mood disorder,
  6. mood swing,
  7. mood-altering,
  8. moodiness,
  9. moodle,
  10. moody

Origin of mood music

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for mood music

mood music

noun

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