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background US English

The area or scenery behind the main object of contemplation, especially when perceived as a framework for it

background US Thesaurus

a background of palm trees

background music US English

Music intended as an unobtrusive accompaniment to some activity, such as dining in a restaurant, or to provide atmosphere in a movie

background noise US English

Extraneous sound which can be heard while listening to or monitoring other sounds

background radiation US English

The uniform microwave radiation remaining from the Big Bang

microwave background US English

Weak uniform microwave radiation that is detectable in nearly every direction of the sky. It is believed to be evidence of the Big Bang

in the background in background US Thesaurus

maybe there was a sugar daddy in the background