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Pronunciation: /ˈbækgraʊnd/

Translation of background in French:


  • 2 (of events, situation) contexte (m) against a background of violence dans un climat de violence to remain in the background rester au second plan voices in the background des voix en bruit de fond


  • 1 [information] sur les origines de la situation background reading lectures (fpl) complémentaires
  • 2 [music, lighting] d'ambiance; [noise] de fond

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