how to pronounce backdrop


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backdrop is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of backdrop in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… I've set up a backdrop and I ordered …”

meanings of backdrop


  1. Any background situation.
  2. A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
  3. An image that serves as a visual background.
  4. The setting or background of an acted performance.


  1. To serve as a backdrop for.

backdrop frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word backdrop occurs in english on average 4.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics backdrop can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backdrop can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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