elevator music


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elevator music

n.
Unobtrusive arrangements of popular songs that are designed to be played as background music in public places, such as shopping malls and elevators.

el′evator mu`sic


n.
unintrusive background music of neutral character typically for broadcast in public areas.
Translations
Fahrstuhlmusik
lyftutónlist
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