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elevator music

prerecorded background music played in elevators, stores, and other public places, meant to provide a bland, soothing atmosphere. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for elevator music
  • 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.
Slang definitions & phrases for elevator music

elevator music

noun phrase

Bland, pretty music, of the sort played over speakers in elevators; ear candy, muzak (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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