- 1A painted cloth hung at the back of a theater stage as part of the scenery.More example sentences
- Alex is happy with the Art Alliance and has volunteered to paint some scenery backdrops for them.
- His father was an artist who designed backdrops for movies and stage plays.
- Olivier used painted backdrops of French fields and castles that were intended to suggest medieval artistic renderings.
- 1.1The setting or background for a scene, event, or situation: the conference took place against a backdrop of increasing diplomatic activityMore example sentences
- This movie is a work of fiction, but it's played against a backdrop of historical events.
- Old insights are merely recycled in different permutations against a backdrop of current circumstances.
- The building demonstrations come against a backdrop of continued violence in the country.
verb (backdrops, backdropping, backdropped)Back to top
- Provide a background or setting for: an ornate fountain, and at its center, backdropped with golden spray, a statue of a young girlMore example sentences
- Not only is it busy movement-wise, the stage is a feast of visuals, with a blocky, retro cityscape pattern backdropping the slinky white and black costumes of the dancers.
- The country's bicentenary celebrations are backdropped by more political turmoil and a state of near-civil war.
- This one-off single sees the band present a genuinely beautiful take on Punjabi folk, backdropped by a loping funk beat and breathtakingly lovely guitar.
More definitions of backdropDefinition of backdrop in:
- The British & World English dictionary