elevator music


Definition of elevator music

: instrumental arrangements of popular songs often piped in (as to an elevator or retail store)

Examples of elevator music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But no one wants to wait on hold, listening to elevator music while trying to resolve an issue or process a return. Shama Hyder, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Many of the records Ms. Gabriel made fit into a category often marginalized as elevator music. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 The only open business was, bizarrely, a suitcase store, lights bright and elevator music echoing. Laura Van Den Berg, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2021 Marcloid has replaced them with the kind of peaceful, harmonious background noise of elevator music or updates on the Weather Channel. Britt Julious, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2020 Outside of the camera, other new software features include Hold for Me, which has Google Assistant monitor a phone call and send an alert when you've been taken off hold (no need to listen to elevator music again). Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 30 Sep. 2020 On Twitter, Elon Musk recently said that the cars will be able to emit elevator music through external speakers which were designed for pedestrian warning sounds. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 31 July 2020 Attention job seekers:Bud Light will pay $5,000 a month for 'chief meme officer' USA TODAY reached out to Tesla about the elevator music announcement. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2020 As easy listening as elevator music, as undistracting as the glass in your windows. Raven Smith, Vogue, 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of elevator music

1963, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2021

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“Elevator music.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elevator%20music. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of elevator music

US : instrumental versions of popular songs that are often played in elevators, offices, etc.


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