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.
First Known Use of backdrop
BACKDROP Defined for English Language Learners
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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