backdrop

noun back·drop \ ˈbak-ˌdräp \

Definition of backdrop

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

backdrop

transitive verb

Examples of backdrop in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of backdrop

1866


BACKDROP Defined for English Language Learners

backdrop

noun

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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