elevator music


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elevator music

Soft, usually jazzy recorded music played in public places. The phrase is often used derisively. This elevator music is putting me to sleep, so let's go walk around the mall again.
See also: elevator, music

elevator music

n. dull, uninteresting music of the type that can be heard in elevators or shops. (see also ear candy.) Elevator music is better than listening to someone chewing food.
See also: elevator, music
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American Blandstand", Teenagers dancing to an hour of elevator music.
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In my mind's eye and ear, it is elevator music for heaven.
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I'm not talking about elevator music,' Richard shouted back at Arak.