background-music

background music

noun
1.
music, often recorded, intended to provide a soothing background, usually played over loudspeaker systems in public places, as railway stations or restaurants.
2.
music composed specifically to accompany and heighten the mood of a visual production, as a movie.

Origin:
1925–30

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