Definition of background music in English:

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background music

noun

Music intended as an unobtrusive accompaniment to some activity, such as dining in a restaurant, or to provide atmosphere in a movie.
Example sentences
  • Though he has won an award in the first film in which he scored music as well as background music, it had been a patient wait for him.
  • He seems to treat the game as background music, mere accompaniment for his solo.
  • There was no background music and film songs were strictly barred.

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Syllabification: back·ground mu·sic

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