incidental music

incidental music
noun Date: 1864 descriptive music played during a play to project a mood or to accompany stage action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • incidental music — music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes. [1860 65] * * * Music composed to accompany a play. The practice dates back to ritualistic Greek drama, and it is …   Universalium

  • Incidental music — is music in a play, television program, radio program, video game, film or some other form not primarily musical. The term is less frequently applied to film music, with such music being referred to instead as the film score or soundtrack.… …   Wikipedia

  • incidental music — n [U] music played during a play, film etc that helps produce a particular feeling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • incidental music — noun uncount music that is played in the background of a movie, play, or television program and helps to create a particular feeling or mood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • incidental music — ► NOUN ▪ music used in a film or play as a background …   English terms dictionary

  • incidental music — n. music played in connection with the presentation of a play, film, poem, etc. in order to heighten the mood or effect on the audience …   English World dictionary

  • incidental music — noun Music that is played as a background to a film, television programme, video game, etc. The incidental music helped give the programme its evocative atmosphere …   Wiktionary

  • incidental music — N UNCOUNT In a film, play, or television programme, incidental music is music that is played to create a particular atmosphere …   English dictionary

  • incidental music — UK / US noun [uncountable] music music that is played in the background of a film, play, or television programme and helps to create a particular feeling or mood …   English dictionary

  • incidental music — noun music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes • Hypernyms: ↑musical composition, ↑opus, ↑composition, ↑piece, ↑piece of music …   Useful english dictionary

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