Definitions for background music
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background.
Category: Music and Dance
music composed to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.
Origin of background music:
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.
Any music in a film, video game or other medium that establishes mood and is not meant to have the audience's focus.
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