elevator music
noun Date: 1978 instrumental arrangements of popular songs often piped in (as to an elevator or retail store)

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  • elevator music — n. recorded popular music played in the background in public places such as elevators, variously regarded as being bland, monotonous, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • elevator music — elevator .music n [U] informal the type of music that is played in shops and public places, and is usually thought to be boring …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elevator music — elevator ,music noun uncount a type of quiet recorded music that is played in public places such as airports …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elevator music — n. recorded popular music played in the background in public places such as elevators, variously regarded as being bland, monotonous, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Elevator music — Muzak redirects here. For the corporation, see Muzak Holdings. Elevator music (also known as muzak, piped music, weather music, or lift music) refers to instrumental arrangements of popular music designed for playing in shopping malls, grocery… …   Wikipedia

  • elevator music — n. dull, uninteresting music of the type that can be heard in elevators or shops. (As compared to exciting jazz or rock.) □ I don’t want to have to hear elevator music all day. □ Elevator music is better than listening to someone chewing food …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Elevator Music — Filiale de Hut Recordings (1996 2004) Virgin Music (2004 2007) Fondé en 1996 Fondateur Placebo Statut Mort (2007) Genre(s) Rock …   Wikipédia en Français

  • elevator music — American pleasant but boring recorded music that is played in public places. You can t get away from elevator music in some shopping malls …   New idioms dictionary

  • elevator music — noun : instrumental arrangements of popular songs often piped in (as to an elevator or a retail store) * * * noun [noncount] US : instrumental versions of popular songs that are often played in elevators, offices, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • elevator music — noun Bland, inoffensive music played as a background in elevators and shopping malls …   Wiktionary

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