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Underscore

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Definition:

An underscore is the music composed to play "under" a scene in a TV show or movie. Essentially the background music, the underscore is usually an original composition created specifically for the project. Some underscores are designed to fill space in a movie/TV show in a way that viewer might not really even consciously notice it, while other underscores are used to set the mood of a scene.

Underscores are also known simply as "scores."

Also Known As: Score
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