What is another word for backcloth?

Pronunciation: [bˈakklɒθ] (IPA)

Backcloth is a term that is commonly used to refer to the backdrop or background of a stage or a theatrical production. It can also mean a surface that serves as a support or background for an object or activity. Some common synonyms for backcloth include backdrop, scenery, set, environment, setting, stage set, and stage background. Other variations also include cyclorama or commonly known as the "cyc." These terms essentially all refer to the same thing; a surface or background that serves as a visual aid or background for a theatrical production or other artistic endeavors. The term used often depends on the context in which it is used or the preference of the speaker or writer.

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What are the hypernyms for Backcloth?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Backcloth?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for backcloth (as nouns)

Usage examples for Backcloth

I could see, dimly, the stage at the back of the room, and still hanging, tattered and restless in the draught, a forgotten backcloth of some old play.
"The Dark Forest"
Hugh Walpole
But all this is by the way, because except for a yard or two of gravel terrace outside the windows, it is all painted on the backcloth.
"Windows (Fifth Series Plays)"
John Galsworthy Last Updated: February 10, 2009

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