- a curtain hung at the back of a stage, often painted to represent some scene
- background or setting, as of an event
- An example of backdrop is a mural of mountains in the back of a stage.
- An example of backdrop is the White House serving as the location for an important meeting about world peace.
The definition of backdrop means the setting or location, or the mural scene behind the set of a play that sets the imaginary location for the scene.
- Something used as a background, especially:a. A painted cloth hung at the back of a stage set.b. A taut cloth suspended in a frame and used as a background against which to take a photograph.c. An image, often painted or digitally created, used in cinematography as the background of a scene.
- The setting, as of a historical event; the background.
(third-person singular simple present backdrops, present participle backdropping, simple past and past participle backdropped)
- To serve as a backdrop for.
- a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline
- It is poignant to see a so down-to-earth a domestic tragedy acted out against so historical a backdrop.
- Not surprisingly, the packaging is memorable, featuring tattooed roses and a skull, along with a banner stating "Love Kills Slowly" and several smaller banners proclaiming "Life," "Love" and "Luck" against a pink backdrop.
- There are also particular pieces that include the pattern as part of the furniture, such as covered chairs, foot stools, ottomans, etc. Black iron and darker woods provide a beautiful backdrop for the bedding and accessories as well.
- Grey's Anatomy (Began airing in 2005) - Grey's takes a page from ER's premise, but it really focuses more on the personal relationships of a group of young doctors and residents while using the medical cases as a backdrop.
- If you grew up next to the ocean, your nuptials can still be special, including a backdrop of a location special to you and your fiancé - perhaps a strip of beach you walked on a first date, or the spot where he proposed.