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backdrop

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noun back·drop \ˈbak-ˌdräp\

Simple Definition of backdrop

  • : 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. 1 :  a painted cloth hung across the rear of a stage

  2. 2 :  background

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.



1913

First Known Use of backdrop

1913



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