A painted cloth hung at the back of a stage set.
The setting, as of a historical event; the background.
A curtain hung at the back of a stage, often painted to represent some scene.
Background or setting, as of an event.
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.
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.
To serve as a backdrop for.
A brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline.