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background   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋbækˏgraund 〕


〔 ˊbækɡraund 〕

Overview of noun background

The noun background has 8 senses

  • background -- (a person's social heritage: previous experience or training; "he is a lawyer with a sports background")

  • background, ground -- (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills")

  • background, background knowledge -- (information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem; "the embassy filled him in on the background of the incident")

  • background, background signal -- (extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals")

  • background -- (relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation; "when the rain came he could hear the sound of thunder in the background")

  • setting, background, scope -- (the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting")

  • background, desktop, screen background -- ((computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear)

  • backdrop, background, backcloth -- (scenery hung at back of stage)

Overview of verb background

The verb background has 1 sense

  • background, play down, downplay -- (understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry")