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I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
Eddie Vedder

Meaning of "background music" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACKGROUND MUSIC

background music  [ˈbækˌɡraʊnd ˈmjuːzɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACKGROUND MUSIC

noun
adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Background music is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BACKGROUND MUSIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Background music

Background music refers to various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to. It is not meant to be the main focus of an audience, but rather to supplement that which is meant to be focused upon. Music that is played at a low volume and is not the main focus of an audience is also referred to as background music. Traditional examples of background music include music played at various social gatherings and music played in certain retail venues. It is also common to employ background music in various electronic media including film, television, and Internet videos such as video blogs.

Definition of background music in the English dictionary

The definition of background music in the dictionary is Music of any kind that is played while some other activity is going on, so that people do not actively attend to it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACKGROUND MUSIC


algesic
ælˈdʒiːzɪk
analgesic
ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk
antimusic
ˈæntɪˌmjuːzɪk
Ashkenazic
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪk
boeremusiek
ˈbʊərəˌmjuːzɪk
cryptomnesic
ˌkrɪptəmˈniːzɪk
early-music
ˈɜːlɪ ˈmjuːzɪk
hyperalgesic
ˌhaɪpərælˈdʒiːzɪk
mesic
ˈmiːzɪk
music
ˈmjuːzɪk
nonmusic
ˌnɒnˈmjuːzɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACKGROUND MUSIC

backfile
backfill
backfire
backfisch
backfit
backflipping
backflow
backgammon
background
background check
background noise
background paper
background processing
background projection
background radiation
background reading
background report
backgrounder
backhand
backhanded

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACKGROUND MUSIC

absolute music
art music
chamber music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
gospel music
House music
incidental music
piano music
pop music
popular music
rap music
rock music
sheet music
soul music
swing music
theme music
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of background music in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «background music» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACKGROUND MUSIC

Find out the translation of background music to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of background music from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «background music» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

背景音乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

música de fondo
570 millions of speakers

English

background music
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पृष्ठभूमि संगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الموسيقى الخلفية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фоновая музыка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

música de fundo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আবহ সঙ্গীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la musique de fond
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

muzik latar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hintergrundmusik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バックグラウンドミュージック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배경 음악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Musik latar mburi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạc nền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னணி இசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पार्श्व संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

arka plan müziği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

musica di sottofondo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

muzyka w tle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фонова музика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muzica de fundal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μουσική υπόκρουση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

agtergrond musiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bakgrundsmusik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakgrunnsmusikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of background music

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKGROUND MUSIC»

The term «background music» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.409 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKGROUND MUSIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about background music

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4 QUOTES WITH «BACKGROUND MUSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word background music.
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Abhishek Bachchan
The joy and happiness it gives you or the emotions you go through when you hold your child in your arms for the first time are indescribable! I really thought that there was going be this moment when a ray of light from heaven would come pouring in, background music would start playing with angels singing, but none of that happens!
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Jonathan Franzen
The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
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Satyajit Ray
The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
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Eddie Vedder
I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACKGROUND MUSIC»

Discover the use of background music in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to background music and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Effects of Background Music on the Reading Performance ...
The purpose of this study was to see what kinds of effects classical music and hip hop music have on the performance of a second language reading comprehension test in Taiwanese college students.
Peter Chou, 2007
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the background music of our sleeping nation
dan zayas. the background music of our slfieping nation poems . I“! I1 - . '3'; . l ' . r l M. wu'l . "u i z: ' *2; m ' 1. ' w 1 m 'L l ': Hm§5 * k. ' >nzayas ' dan zayas. the background music of our sleeping nation. poems. Front Cover.
dan zayas
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Kohn on Music Licensing
Another problem is that each song is likely to have a different playing time in the motion picture, and some songs in the picture may be used for foreground music, some as background music. In such cases, how is a producer to determine ...
Al Kohn, Bob Kohn, 2010
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Behind the Curtain : Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios: ...
credits, background music has become an attributed component only in New Bollywood. As I explain in chapter 5, few Old Bollywood films list arrangers. Although those in the film-music line knew who was composing background music, the ...
Ethnomusicology Gregory D. Booth Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean (Research) Department of Anthropology and School of Music University of Auckland, 2008
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Billboard
By SOLOMON R. KUNIS NEW YORK— Atlantic-New York, local Seeburg distributor, has moved strongly into the background music field, both as an operator and as a distributor. The firm entered the background music field 10 years ago with ...
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IE2007: Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Conference on ...
Several audio signal features such as magnitude, energy, centroid, and spectral flux are calculated from the background music MP3 file and mapped to relevant game parameters. In order to verify how well the features work in practice, a user  ...
Larissa Hjorth, Esther Milne, Martin Gibbs, Yusuf Pisan, 2007
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Popular Music: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies
They seem not to fear that they will be distracted by the very music that seems most capable of distracting them, because of its inherent qualities and their familiarity with it. Commercial producers of background music pay careful attention to ...
Simon Frith, 2004
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Billboard
By BRUCE WEBER LOS ANGELES — A rising trend toward more diversification — chiefly in the background music area — is giving the jukebox-amusement games operator an opportunity to increase his revenue and boost his location ...
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Billboard
HOW: capitalize on your experience AMI BACKGROUND MUSIC OPENS NEW BUSINESS AND OFF-STREET LOCATIONS When you offer AMI Background Music, a whole new world of prospective locations opens for you: offices, restaurants ...
10
Billboard
Now Background Music can be as universal as the air we breathe. In hotels, or motels, in retail shops or department stores, in offices or factories, in amusement parks or drive-in theatres, in airports or lobbies, in showrooms and salesrooms, ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACKGROUND MUSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term background music is used in the context of the following news items.
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8 Years Later, Universal Music Still Defending Takedown Of …
... YouTube when it did not take into account the possibility that the inclusion of background music in a very short amateur video might constitute ... «The Consumerist, Jul 15»
2
REVIEW: The Perfect Date Night At The Ember Yard, Soho
The buzzy atmosphere, pretty lights and background music make it the perfect location for a date night. And this is all before the food and drink ... «Grazia, Jul 15»
3
Reclaim your home with new controls and classes in BlitzKeep
... Center integration. For this latest update, the graphics have been improved and so have the sound effects and background music. blitzkeep5 ... «AppAdvice, Jul 15»
4
Its raining quotes!
And when one is writing, rains can be a steady background music to pitch your thoughts or sentences against. Most words are at their best ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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The silent treatment: Video ads take the 'quiet' approach to get …
Background music is just that — in the background. “At times, we recommend it,” Mickelson said. “There's so much white noise out there, the ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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Non-payment to labourer exposing Imran's real character: Pervaiz
He questioned that where the 'investment' went, if the payment was not made to the DJ Butt, who had been playing background music and ... «SAMAA TV, Jul 15»
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Column 8: Negative zero
... Friday), "he may find that the background music is not from Verdi's Requiem, but from Handel's coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest. «The Age, Jul 15»
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More videos from this category
Filmed on iPhone 5s, edited with iMovie Background music/audio was recorded at the event. 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5. Rating: 0.0 (0 Votes). Category: ... «The Real News Network, Jul 15»
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I ditched Spotify to use Apple Music - and I don't miss it
When I have friends over, I'll throw on a radio station from Spotify or Pandora as background music, but I almost never listen to these curations ... «Businessinsider India, Jul 15»
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American citizens should have more pride for their country
In years past, the fireworks' background music has been Americana fanfares and anthems - from "American Girl" to "Born in the U.S.A." or ... «Daily Illini, Jul 15»

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