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

Disc 1 opens with outtakes of the first seven songs that appeared on the original album. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills’ Review: A Classic Album’s Untold Story," 20 Nov. 2018 There are tapes with one or two outtakes of things that have never been heard, but this is an entire album. Natalie Weiner, Billboard, "Ravi Coltrane On the State of Jazz & Why John Coltrane's Lost Album Couldn't Have Been Found at a Better Time," 29 June 2018 For the month leading up to the airdate, extensive teasers from the show were released online, giving the whole world a look at the runway without the network's quick cuts and interview outtakes. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Had Its Lowest Ratings Ever," 3 Dec. 2018 Twenty-five of the 29 studio outtakes haven’t been previously released, including versions of 10 songs that didn’t make the original album. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills’ Review: A Classic Album’s Untold Story," 20 Nov. 2018 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

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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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