Definition of background music in English:

background music

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[mass noun]
  • Music intended as an unobtrusive accompaniment to an activity or to provide atmosphere in a film.
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    • 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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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody