backdrop
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbæk.dɹɒp/
Noun

backdrop (plural backdrops)

  1. A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
  2. An image that serves as a visual background.
  3. The setting or background of an acted performance.
  4. (figurative) Any background situation.
    Against a backdrop of falling interest rates, the new savings account is looking less appealing.
Translations Translations Verb

backdrop (backdrops, present participle backdropping; past and past participle backdropped)

  1. (transitive) To serve as a backdrop for.
    a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline



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