background music

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Noun[edit]

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background music (uncountable)

  1. Any music played in a public space whose main function is to create an atmosphere suitable to a specific occasion, rather than to be listened to.
  2. Any music in a film, video game, or other medium that establishes mood and is not meant to have the audience's focus.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (atmospheric music played in public space): piped music

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