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mood music

noun
1.
music comprised chiefly of popular songs in lush orchestral arrangements, intended to provide a relaxing, soothing atmosphere.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Examples from the web for mood music
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for mood music

mood music

noun
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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Contemporary definitions for mood music
noun

any type of music thought to induce a particular state of mind, esp. relaxation or happiness

Examples

I enjoy mood music for meditation.

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