What does backdrop mean?

backdrop meaning in General Dictionary

the views hung at back of stage Also called in Britain backcloth

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  • surroundings hung at straight back of phase

backdrop meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1913, in U.S. theatrical argot, from straight back (adj.) + drop (n.).

Sentence Examples with the word backdrop

And the Ouray County scenery, regardless of the season, always provided a spectacular backdrop to any enterprise.

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