n. dull, uninteresting music of the type that can be heard in elevators or shops. (As compared to exciting jazz or rock. See also ear candy.) : Elevator music is better than listening to someone chewing food.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Same with the designers of car bodies, the composers of elevator music, and the producers of blockbuster movies.
It helps to actively listen to music when it is of interest and blanking out the elevator music.
Movie music, elevator music, and advertising jingles all depend absolutely on this process.
Most bowl games are simply college football's elevator music.