backdrop: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bak'drop"), [key]
— n., v., -dropped -dropt, -drop•ping.
- Also called,the rear curtain of a stage setting.
- the background of an event; setting.
- a maneuver in which a trampolinist jumps in the air, lands on the back with the arms and legs pointed upward, and then springs up to a standing position.
- to provide a setting or background for: A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.
- backdrop (Thesaurus)