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backdrop

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Theatre
backdropback‧drop /ˈbækdrɒp $ -drɑːp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 literaryBEHIND the scenery behind something that you are looking atbackdrop to 🔊 The sea made a splendid backdrop to the garden.2 CONDITION/STATE OF somethingthe conditions or situation in which something happensagainst a backdrop of something 🔊 a love story set against a backdrop of war and despair3 APTa painted cloth hung across the back of a stage
Examples from the Corpus
backdropTheir meeting will happen against a backdrop of increasing hardship for ordinary Russian citizens.Unhappily-married Cape Town journalist Toni Balser finds true love against a backdrop of gruesome township violence.The clarity of light throws everything into sharp relief against a backdrop of clear blue sky.They're likely to be trees or shrubs which show up in winter but become a backdrop for the rich summer display.Against this bleak backdrop, there are rays of hope.Katell was fighting a cold and her show was played out against the distracting backdrop of a surreal domestic theatre set.He writes taut, thrilling mysteries, delicately set against the backdrop of the sprawling Navajo Reservation.It is the backdrop to the city's continued economic growth.The snow-covered Rocky Mountains made a wonderful backdrop for the concert.against a backdrop of somethingAnd against a backdrop of needs for housing and jobs, the idea of saving trees and wildlife may seem superfluous.The debate in Congress comes against a backdrop of complaints over the high cost of independent counsel investigations.Unhappily-married Cape Town journalist Toni Balser finds true love against a backdrop of gruesome township violence.The action must take place against a backdrop of some description, even if it it is a blank black curtain.The clarity of light throws everything into sharp relief against a backdrop of clear blue sky.I photographed them against a backdrop of distant volcanoes using a yellow filter to accentuate the wispy white clouds above.With the Clintons, such masterful performances can seem surreal, since they inevitably unfold against a backdrop of turmoil and controversy.
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