• The setting or background of a historical event.

    "The president spoke outside the brick exterior of the firehouse for Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, against the backdrop of a 56-foot-long bronze bas-relief depicting the towers in flames. — New York Times"

  • A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.


  • (transitive) To serve as a backdrop for.

    "a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline"

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