mood music

noun
music comprised chiefly of popular songs in lush orchestral arrangements, intended to provide a relaxing, soothing atmosphere.

Origin:
1935–40

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mood music
 
n
1.  recorded music played in the background in a place to establish a mood of relaxation, calm, etc
2.  a prevailing atmosphere or feeling

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Main Entry:  mood music
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any type of music thought to induce a particular state of mind, esp. relaxation or happiness
Example:  I enjoy mood music for meditation.
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The mood music has been good but it is still all about intentions, rather than details.
Unpleasant though the political mood music is, change is needed.
It's not the detail of what he says that matters, it's the mood music.
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