Definition of backcloth in English:

backcloth

Line breaks: back|cloth
Pronunciation: /ˈbakklɒθ
 
/

noun

British
another term for backdrop.
More 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.

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