out·​take | \ ˈau̇t-ˌtāk How to pronounce outtake (audio) \

Definition of outtake

1 : a passage outward : flue, vent
2 : something that is taken out: such as
a : a take that is not used in an edited version of a film or videotape
b : a recorded musical selection not included in a record album

Examples of outtake in a Sentence

a collection of the band's old outtakes
Recent Examples on the Web The initial clip of Koepka's frustration at DeChambeau was an outtake from a Golf Channel interview that was leaked on social media. Ben Morse, CNN, 17 June 2021 In other words, all of the Don’t Look Back outtake material, which is fantastic, and all of the Eat the Document material. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2021 Later in the video, there's an outtake from the couple's Saint Patrick's Day video. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 5 May 2021 Asle is a Catholic convert and, in Damion Searls’s liquid translation, his thoughts are rendered in long run-on sentences whose metronomic cadences conjure the intake and outtake of breath, or the reflexive motions of fingers telling a rosary. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021 The photo appears to be an outtake from their People magazine shoot, which took place in late 2020. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 15 Feb. 2021 Chrissy Teigen shared an incredible outtake from a family photoshoot on Twitter over the weekend. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 7 Dec. 2020 The one in front leverages the shorter PCB to intake air and then expel it right back out of the top of the graphics card, letting your case’s rear fan outtake handle more of the thermal load. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, 1 Sep. 2020 Foxx had game, too, putting some serious stank on DVD warning screen copy, making Title 17 United States code section 501 and 506 sound like a bangin' Future outtake. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 6 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of outtake

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outtake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outtake. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outtake

: a scene that is not used in the final version of a movie or television show
: a song that is not used for a music album

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