(noun, verb)


1. scenery hung at back of stage

Similar word(s): backcloth, background

Definition categories: man–made, scene, scenery

Sentences with backdrop as a noun:

- 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


1. (transitive) To serve as a backdrop for.

- a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline