Definition of Muzak™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmjuːzæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːzæk//
[uncountable] (often disapproving) Styles of music
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continuous recorded music that is played in shops, restaurants, airports, etc. compare piped music See related entries: Styles of music Word Origin1930s: alteration of music. Culture Muzak was first produced in 1922 by the US Muzak Corporation for use in lifts/elevators to help people to stay calm. Many people dislike it and use the name Muzak to refer to music that is boring or that no one listens to.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Muzak™