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Noun: backdrop  'bak,dróp
  1. Scenery hung at the back of a stage
    "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance";
    - background, backcloth
     
  2. The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    "he posed her against a backdrop of rolling hills";
    - background, ground
     
  3. The context and environment in which something is set
    "the perfect backdrop for a ghost story";
    - setting, scene

Derived forms: backdrops

Type of: aspect, environment, environs, panorama, prospect, scene, scenery, surround, surroundings, view, vista

Encyclopedia: Backdrop