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

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Bit by bit, an editorial team mined more than two decades' worth of Rickles' voice sessions and outtakes recorded for movies, shorts, theme parks, toys and other projects. chicagotribune.com, "How ‘Toy Story 4’ and Pixar keep Don Rickles’ legacy alive two years after his death," 20 June 2019 The company uses a heavy exhaust and intake-outtake system that makes the lab feel like a wind tunnel, so that in the event of a leak, the butane or other solvents would be quickly exhausted, Ferguson said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego hash oil labs growing in sophistication, but who’s behind them?," 24 June 2019 According to guitarist Jonny Greenwood, the English rock band decided to release the outtakes as a way to thwart ransom-demanding hackers. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "Radiohead releases 18 hours of ‘hacked’ ‘OK Computer’ sessions to benefit environmental group," 11 June 2019 The definitive Sky Socialist is showing with The Environs, a new work made from outtakes and related footage, in the context of a series showcasing a selection of the Jacobses’ recent work in digital 3D. Anthology Film Archives, June 14–16. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, "June Films: Kazuo Hara, Carlos Reygadas, and a Tribute to Pauline Kael," 6 June 2019 All of the outtakes to Memphis Belle had shrunk to an average of 1.4 percent. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Archivists Saved Damaged WWII Film for 'The Cold Blue'," 23 May 2019 The largest Memphis Belle outtake reel had 36,880 frames, at 922 feet long, generating 2.6 TBs of data for 25 minutes of run time. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Archivists Saved Damaged WWII Film for 'The Cold Blue'," 23 May 2019 The first extremely adorable photo is an outtake from Prince Charles' 70th birthday portraits, and features Prince Louis grabbing his grandfather's face, while the rest of the family looks on. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Stuns in Outtakes from Prince Charles' Birthday Portraits," 18 Nov. 2018 That’s an outtake from Edward Steichen’s series of Martha Graham. New York Times, "A Photographer Who Likes Inspiration as a Roommate," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of outtake

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outtake was in 1902

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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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