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[mass noun] Recorded light background music played through speakers in public places.
- ‘Meanwhile, in the background, muzak piped out across the labour suite.’
- ‘And apart from faint background muzak, it is awfully quiet, for the other diners don't say much to each other.’
- ‘I was standing in the supermarket aisle today, and as usual I became aware of the muzak: it wasn't muzak.’
- ‘Let's just get all the disc jockeys off the air and let muzak fill the airwaves!’
- ‘As an eager visitor to amusement parks, theme parks, carnivals, and state fairs of all magnitude, I was used to all manners of muzak being piped to all corners of the festival grounds.’
1930s: alteration of music.
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