out·​take | \ˈau̇t-ˌtāk \

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

Three more CDs of studio outtakes, rehearsals and instrumental mixes illuminate the creative choices the Beatles made—lyric changes, tempo alterations, wholesale revamping of arrangements—while building these songs. Allan Kozinn, WSJ, "The Beatles’ Big Ideas Turn 50," 9 Nov. 2018 Another outtake from the tropical vacation, Kylie posted an Instagram solo shot of her three-month-old. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Definitive Timeline of Every Photo of Stormi Webster Posted Since She Was Born," 4 June 2018 And in this outtake, the princess looks very alert: 3. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Prince Louis' First Official Photos Compare to Princess Charlotte's," 6 May 2018 Last year, the Scottish Fold was featured in an outtake from another AT&T ad campaign. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Taylor Swift Goes on a 'Caticorn' Adventure Days Before Kicking Off Reputation Stadium Tour," 3 May 2018 Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band last year for its 50th year included unreleased outtakes and a new remix of the album by Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' longtime producer Sir George Martin, and Sam Okell. Steve Marinucci, Billboard, "Ringo Starr Celebrates 78th Birthday With Friends, All-Starr Band In France," 9 July 2018 Here are some outtakes, lightly edited for clarity and length. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Still Active: At 61, Martina Navratilova is Fully Informed and Fiercely Opinionated," 2 July 2018 The documentary seizes on moments — rehearsals, outtakes — when Presley’s grit and fervor blasted away corniness and shtick. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Review: A Reverent Elvis Doc Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy," 12 Apr. 2018 The album is not just a collection of odds and ends and outtakes, either. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "“Lost” John Coltrane Album to Be Released," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of outtake

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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