Definitions for background music

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back′ground mu`sic(n.)

  1. music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. music composed to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of background music:

1925–30

Wiktionary

  1. background music(Noun)

    Any music played in a public space whose main function is to create an atmosphere suitable to a specific occasion, rather than to be listened to.

  2. background music(Noun)

    Any music in a film, video game or other medium that establishes mood and is not meant to have the audience's focus.

Freebase

  1. Background Music

    Background Music is the debut studio album by the American hardcore punk band Give Up the Ghost. The album was originally released on June 12, 2001 through Equal Vision Records under the name American Nightmare, but was later reissued in 2003 under the name Give Up the Ghost after another band named American Nightmare filed a cease and desist order. Background Music was also reissued in 2011 through Deathwish Inc. in celebration of the band's reunion shows.

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