Definition of 'backdrop'
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Set against a backdrop akin to contemporary Britain, it blends the medieval and the modern with charm and humour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A troubling drama set against the backdrop of the Korean War in which a young man gets involved with a precocious fellow student. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Should the images be viewed as potential stage backdrops? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The success is set against a backdrop of strife in the wider industry. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The rugged scenery forms a dramatic backdrop. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is being prepared to a backdrop of dramatic decline. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Against the backdrop of this dramatic history are lighter moments. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An apocalyptic storm provided a perfect backdrop as the eurozone stared into the abyss yesterday. The Sun (2012)Everything works and the backdrop of the Castle makes it extra special. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He used the towers as a kind of backdrop, a stage. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The treasure in verse 7 is set against the backdrop of an old clay pot. Christianity Today (2000)There are peace talks, but they provide a backdrop to more war. Times, Sunday Times (2014)With its minimal stage backdrop and modest monochrome video screens, this show was a warm and uplifting affair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is the dramatic backdrop for the most compelling primary contest so far in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In front of the windows, digital images are projected onto huge video panels to provide a backdrop for the shows held here. The Sun (2014)This one-off drama is set against the backdrop of the Royal wedding. The Sun (2010) Set against this backdrop, American policy looks rather canny in some ways. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Enjoy the music... but don't go expecting an imaginative backdrop for their sets. The Sun (2011)It is a timeless question set against the backdrop of the clock ticking down to the 2012 Olympics. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The win took place against a backdrop of off-field unrest ahead of the club's annual general meeting this month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)More often, it provided a rumbling backdrop to the growing competition for empire in the new world and the Indies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The wall opposite is thick concrete, peppered with small windows, which forms a dramatic backdrop to the heart of the house. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Soaring house prices in Vancouver are set against the backdrop of a steady climb in Canadian property since the end of the economic crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)UPSIDE The Pennines form a dramatic backdrop to the rolling parkland. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a modest space with basic facilities, set against a backdrop of terraced housing and takeaways, the streets a universal shade of grey. The Sun (2014)The old ground, at the heart of such heartache once more this year, provided a stunning backdrop for the fight to get back in with the elite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'backdrop'
British English: backdrop NOUN
A backdrop is a large piece of cloth, often with scenery painted on it, that is hung at the back of a stage while a play is being performed.
Definition of backdrop from the Collins English Dictionary
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