Definition of backing in English:

backing

Syllabification: back·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbakiNG
 
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noun

1Support or help: he accepted the backing of the police group they had financial backing from local firms
More example sentences
  • Their financial backing, supported by the Irish Sports Council, makes it one of the most exciting races in Europe.
  • All they needed was public support and financial backing.
  • However, she managed to find financial backing with the overwhelming support of friends.
Synonyms
support, help, assistance, aid; approval, endorsement, sanction, blessingsponsorship, funding, patronage; money, investment, funds, finance; grant, contribution, subsidy
1.1A layer of material that forms, protects, or strengthens the back of something: the fabric has a special backing for durability
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  • The backing or outer layer, the part furthest from the skin, is made of polyester film.
  • The rug backing is a strong material and craft knives must be used to make a clean cut.
  • Hanging from the beams are 'tangkas', paintings on canvas with a backing of silk cloth, which communicate to the lamas the divine teachings.
1.2(Especially in popular music) the music or singing that accompanies the main singer or soloist: the trio provided backing to some of the most popular vocalists of the day [as modifier]: backing vocals
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  • His slicing guitars and sometimes terrifying backing vocals gave a depth that just can't be captured without him.
  • It certainly doesn't need the distraction of echoing backing vocals and the saccharine strings that it has to fight against throughout.
  • Her band of musicians also keep things rolling with a pleasant pop-soul vocal backing and occasionally fresh drum patterns.
Synonyms
accompaniment; harmony, obbligato
2 Phonetics The movement of the place of formation of a sound toward the back of the mouth.
More example sentences
  • Short /a/ is a fairly low, central(ized) vowel, with fronting, backing, and rounding determined by environment.
  • /l/ has a strong backing effect on preceding vowels.
  • Vowel backing was measured by changes in second formant frequency (F2).

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