Definition of backdrop
1 : a painted cloth hung across the rear of a stage
2 : background
Examples of backdrop in a Sentence
The mountains provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding photos.
The novel unfolds against a backdrop of war.
The city provides the backdrop for the love story.
Recent Examples of backdrop from the Web
This is the political backdrop to the Brexit talks in Brussels.
The struggles come against the backdrop of numerous Mets free-agents-to-be who could soon change addresses.
The warm, sunny weekend in Louisville and the backdrop of Waterfront Park and the Ohio River provided a perfect location for several memorable moments.
The jobs report arrives against the backdrop of an overall mixed picture of the U.S. economy.
Mouthwatering indulgences as far as the eye can see, all set against the backdrop of a lush, colorful landscape with pristine, uninterrupted ocean views.
Finding a backdrop from which to celebrate the liberation of Mosul will be difficult, though.
Against the backdrop of ovens that were once used to incinerate people, Higgins warned that the U.S. is more susceptible to genocide than during World War II.
The alleyways and quaint streets of East Milford and downtown have provided a creative backdrop, resulting in a show of 20 photos July 14-Aug. 11 at the Main Cup, 126 Main St., downtown Milford.
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First Known Use of backdrop
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Definition of backdrop for English Language Learners
: 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
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