Backdrop - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækdrɑːp|  American pronunciation of the word backdrop
Brit.  |ˈbakdrɒp|  British pronunciation of the word backdrop


- scenery hung at back of stage (syn: backcloth, background)


The mountains provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding photos.

The novel unfolds against a backdrop of war.

The city provides the backdrop for the love story.

The sea made a splendid backdrop to the garden.

a love story set against a backdrop of war and despair

...the fiery Yule log made a splendid backdrop for our holiday party...

...the shining moon formed a nice backdrop for our outdoor concert...

All this romance is set against a backdrop of rural Irish life.

the lighthouse, flashing feebly against the sleet-blurred, rocky backdrop of the coast of north west Norway

Word forms

singular: backdrop
plural: backdrops
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