backdrop


back·drop

noun \ˈbak-ˌdräp\

: a painted cloth that is hung across the back of a stage

: the scene or scenery that is in the background

: the setting or conditions within which something happens

Full Definition of BACKDROP

1
:  a painted cloth hung across the rear of a stage
2
backdrop transitive verb

Examples of BACKDROP

  1. The mountains provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding photos.
  2. The novel unfolds against a backdrop of war.
  3. The city provides the backdrop for the love story.

First Known Use of BACKDROP

1913

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