Definitions for backdropˈbækˌdrɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the rear curtain of a stage setting.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. the background of an event; setting.

Origin of backdrop:

1910–15, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backdrop, background, backcloth(noun)

    scenery hung at back of stage

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. backdropˈbækˌdrɒp

    the cloth at the back of a stage

    a painted backdrop


  1. backdrop(Noun)

    A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.

  2. backdrop(Noun)

    The setting or background of a historical event.

    The president spoke outside the brick exterior of the firehouse for Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, against the backdrop of a 56-foot-long bronze bas-relief depicting the towers in flames. uE000176013uE001 New York Times

  3. backdrop(Verb)

    To serve as a backdrop for.

    a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline


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