Muzak

Muzak

[myoo-zak]
Trademark.
recorded background music transmitted by radio, telephone, or satellite to built-in sets in offices, restaurants, waiting rooms, etc.
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Muzak (ˈmjuːzæk)
 
n
trademark recorded light music played in shops, restaurants, factories, etc, to entertain, increase sales or production, etc

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Muzak
1938, 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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