elevator music

noun

Definition of elevator music

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

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First Known Use of elevator music

1963


ELEVATOR MUSIC Defined for English Language Learners

elevator music

noun

Definition of elevator music for English Language Learners

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


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