backcloth vs backdrop what difference

what is difference between backcloth and backdrop

English

Etymology

back +‎ cloth

Noun

backcloth (plural backcloths)

  1. The painted scenery at the back of a stage; the backdrop.

Anagrams

  • clothback


English

Etymology

From back +‎ drop

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæk.dɹɒp/

Noun

backdrop (plural backdrops)

  1. A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
  2. An image that serves as a visual background.
  3. The setting or background of an acted performance.
  4. (figuratively) Any background situation.
    Against a backdrop of falling interest rates, the new savings account is looking less appealing.

Translations

Verb

backdrop (third-person singular simple present backdrops, present participle backdropping, simple past and past participle backdropped)

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

Anagrams

  • drop back, drop-back, dropback

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