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incidental music

music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes.
Origin of incidental music
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for incidental music
  • If incidental music or sound effects are used, final product must be reviewed closely and thoroughly.
  • Others include written stage directions or instructions for scenery, costuming, and incidental music.
  • Special incidental music was provided on a mechanical orchestral player.
British Dictionary definitions for incidental music

incidental music

background music for a film, television programme, etc
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