American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A painted cloth hung at the back of a stage set. Also called backcloth.
- n. The setting, as of a historical event; the background.
- n. A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
- n. The setting or background of a historical event.
- v. transitive To serve as a backdrop for.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the scenery hung at back of stage. Also called in Britain
- n. the background, setting, or circumstances of an event.
- n. scenery hung at back of stage
“The satin backdrop is removed and suddenly two backing boys are standing with handheld percussion, looking strangely delicate and shy in the world she has created.”
“A Hammerson spokeswoman says the company's main focus for 2012—against what she calls a "backdrop of low growth"—will be "working with customers and using our skills to grow income and improve the value of assets within the portfolio.”
“Against this backdrop is a noir-style murder mystery in which a rogue cop investigates the killing of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy who might be the messiah.”
“Here your backdrop is an ultimately idyllic secondary world reconstructed from our myth, folklore and fable (childhood and the past idealised).”
“Anyway, the unlikely pair, backed by an impressive mix of musicians and a white curtain backdrop playing trippy hippy images, rocked the crowd performing tunes off their well-received self-titled debut album including breakout hit "The High Road.”
“The terror backdrop is supporting Treasurys," said Tom di Galoma, head of U.S. rates trading at Guggenheim Partners in New York.”
“And I agree with yout — too bad its backdrop is such a hideous looking venue.”
“It's not oversized and, obviously, the backdrop is beautiful beyond the river.”
“This geologic backdrop is what gives the Costa Smeralda such dramatic beauty, and it is this beauty that has attracted Italian high society and international glitterati for decades.”
“While the story line focuses on non-stop action, the desolate frozen backdrop is in some ways the prime character as even in near extinction some in power will make a grab for more control while others prefer to simply save the world.”
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