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  1. background music

    • noun

      music intended as an unobtrusive accompaniment to some activity, such as dining in a restaurant, or to provide atmosphere in a movie.
    • noun

      fuller form of pop
    • noun

      a rack or light frame on which written or printed music is supported.
    • noun

      a style of gentle, largely electronic instrumental music with no persistent beat, used to create or enhance a mood or atmosphere.
    • noun

      printed music, as opposed to performed or recorded music:

      music published in single or interleaved sheets, not bound.

    • noun

      a form of popular music that evolved from rock and roll and pop music during the mid and late 1960s. Harsher and often self-consciously more serious than its predecessors, it was initially characterized by musical experimentation and drug-related or anti-establishment lyrics.

      another term for rock and roll

    • noun

      a form of variety entertainment popular in Britain from c. 1850, consisting of singing, dancing, comedy, acrobatics, and novelty acts. Its popularity declined after the First World War with the rise of the cinema.

      a theatre where music-hall entertainment took place.

    • noun

      serious music following long-established principles rather than a folk, jazz, or popular tradition.

      (more specifically) music written in the European tradition during a period lasting approximately from 1750 to 1830, when forms such as the symphony, concerto, and sonata were standardized.

    • noun

      music intended to create a particular mood or feeling:

      a prevailing feeling or trend of opinion:

    • noun

      music used in a film to accompany the action and create atmosphere:
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