background music

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of background music

: music to accompany the dialogue or action of a motion picture or radio or television drama

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First Known Use of background music

1928

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BACKGROUND MUSIC Defined for English Language Learners

background music

Definition of background music for English Language Learners

  • : music that is played in a movie, television show, etc., to go along with and add to the story or mood


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