What is another word for background music?

Pronunciation: [bˈakɡɹa͡ʊnd mjˈuːzɪk] (IPA)

Background music, also known as elevator music, ambient music or muzak, can set the tone for any given setting. Depending on the genre of music selected, the atmosphere can be transformed from a casual, laid-back ambiance to a more upbeat and energetic vibe. Some popular synonyms for background music include mood music, soundtrack, incidental music, and underscore. The use of soft melodies and smooth instrumentals in the background serves its purpose to enhance and elevate any situation, from elevators to restaurants, and corporate events to retail shops. Regardless of what it's called, music has the power to create an environment that enhances productivity, relaxation, or enjoyment.

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What are the hypernyms for Background music?

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

Famous quotes with Background music

  • We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.
    Brian Eno
  • The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
    Jonathan Franzen
  • The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
    Satyajit Ray
  • For me the intentions of background music are openly political, and an example of how political power is constantly shifting from the ballot box into areas where the voter has nowhere to mark his ballot paper. The most important political choices in the future will probably never be consciously exercised. I'm intrigued by the way some background music is surprisingly aggressive, especially that played on consumer complaint phone lines and banks, airplanes and phone companies themselves, with strident non-rhythmic and arms-length sequences that are definitely not user-friendly.
    J. G. Ballard
  • Every generation wants to be the last. Every generation hates the next trend in music they can't understand. We hate to give up the reins of our culture. To find our own music playing in elevators. The ballad for our revolution, turned into background music for a television commercial. To find our generation's clothes and hair suddenly retro.
    Chuck Palahniuk

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