Definition of backcloth in English:

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backcloth

Pronunciation: /ˈbakklɒθ/

noun

British
Another term for backdrop.
Example sentences
  • In these circumstances scenery was possible, though usually restricted to a backcloth and drapes, but there was no acting.
  • Instrumental music is important for creating or enhancing the atmosphere where words are silent, or as a backcloth for speech that is often melancholy and reflective.
  • The lighting was also poor, spoiling the effect of the marvellous backcloth which for some reason looked as if it was on Mars, bathed in a light that threw out uniform reddish tones.

Words that rhyme with backcloth

sackcloth

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