Definition of incidental music in English:

incidental music

Line breaks: in¦ci|den¦tal music

noun

[mass noun]
  • Music used in a film or play as a background to create or enhance a particular atmosphere.
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    • During that time he wrote nine opéras comiques and incidental music to Racine's tragedy Athalie.
    • People remembered title music, but incidental music that was used four, five times a year?
    • Like many soundtracks, this one melds incidental music (music that occurs in the background while something is happening), pop songs, and dialogue from the film to give us a good picture of what the movie is like.

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