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1. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] a person's social heritage: previous experience or training.

Synonyms

  • inheritance

Antonyms

  • regularity
  • comprehensibility

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Words that Rhyme with Background

  • battleground
  • campground
  • confound
  • earthbound
  • eastbound
  • electrosound
  • fairground
  • foreground
  • foxhound
  • greyhound
  • hidebound
  • homebound
  • horehound
  • merry-go-round
  • outbound
  • playground
  • runaround
  • snowbound
  • southbound
  • spellbound

How do you pronounce background?

Pronounce background as ˈbækˌgraʊnd.

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How do you spell background? Is it backround ?

A common misspelling of background is backround

Example sentences of the word background


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each fact can have a different colored background.

Quotes containing the word background


1. I'm proud of my background, so I hope there will be more roles where Hispanics are being portrayed.
- Mario Lopez

2. I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.
- Madonna Ciccone

3. I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.
- Eddie Vedder

2. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] information that is essential to understanding a situation or problem.

Synonyms

  • background knowledge

Antonyms

  • nonintervention
  • order

3. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.

Synonyms

  • prospect
  • view
  • vista
  • aspect
  • ground
  • panorama

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • antecedent
  • absent
  • free

4. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured.

Synonyms

  • ground noise
  • background radiation
  • background signal
  • background noise
  • interference
  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • aspect
  • highlight
  • play up
  • set off

5. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation.

Synonyms

  • co-occurrence
  • attendant
  • accompaniment

Antonyms

  • scene
  • panorama
  • prospect
  • view

6. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] the state of the environment in which a situation exists.

Synonyms

  • setting
  • canvas
  • show window
  • environment
  • canvass
  • scope

Antonyms

  • spotlight
  • screen
  • CRT screen
  • window

7. background

verb. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] understate the importance or quality of.

Synonyms

  • accentuate
  • punctuate
  • accent
  • wave off
  • emphasize
  • downplay
  • play down
  • soft-pedal
  • emphasise

Antonyms

  • foreground

8. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] scenery hung at back of stage.

Synonyms

  • scene
  • backdrop
  • scenery

Antonyms

  • overstate
  • unbelief
  • esteem
  • respect

9. background

noun. ['ˈbækˌgraʊnd'] (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.

Synonyms

  • screen background
  • screen
  • CRT screen

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • disconnect
  • unfasten
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