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Muzak

[myoo-zak] /ˈmyu zæk/
Trademark.
1.
recorded background music transmitted by radio, telephone, or satellite to built-in sets in offices, restaurants, waiting rooms, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for Muzak

Muzak

/ˈmjuːzæk/
noun
1.
trademark recorded light music played in shops, restaurants, factories, etc, to entertain, increase sales or production, etc
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Word Origin and History for Muzak
n.

1935, proprietary name for piped music, supposedly a blend of music and Kodak, said to have been coined c.1922 by Gen. George Squier, who developed the system of background music for workplaces.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Muzak

muzak

noun

Sweet and bland background music; uninteresting taped music; elevator music: the theatre of media-buzz where ideas normally melt down into verbal muzak/ a nice guy with all the charisma of Muzak in a minor key

[1954+; fr the trademark of a company that provides prerecorded music to be heard in offices, elevators, etc]


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