out·​take ˈau̇t-ˌtāk How to pronounce outtake (audio)
: a passage outward : flue, vent
: something that is taken out: such as
: a take that is not used in an edited version of a film or videotape
: 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 And now, for the outtakes About this story Design and development by Alexis Arnold. Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Both songs were outtakes from the long-festering sessions for the album Chinese Democracy, which finally arrived in 2008. Spin Staff, Spin, 18 Aug. 2023 Strangest of all, the Southern toad’s warning vibration sounds like an outtake from an Aphex Twin record. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 6 Nov. 2023 The Lost Tapes 2 (2019) Nas’s first outtakes collection, 2002’s The Lost Tapes, is so revered that the sequel was about as anticipated as a proper album. Al Shipley, Spin, 18 Aug. 2023 There aren’t demos and outtakes on this reissue, but there is this Party of Five live recording. Eric Renner Brown, Billboard, 9 Nov. 2023 The remake is accompanied by a new music video, compiled from unreleased outtakes from the song’s official video, which finds the singer practicing his dance moves on set and chilling in a hotel room amid edits of classic cartoons. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2023 So is quickly cobbling together an album out of unfinished outtakes from previous albums as an excuse to tour, and winding up with one of your best-selling releases. Al Shipley, SPIN, 17 Oct. 2023 And where else can my kids go to dig up embarrassing Bill & Ted outtakes of their dad? Alex Winter, Rolling Stone, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of outtake was in 1902

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“Outtake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outtake. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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