sound·​track | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌtrak How to pronounce soundtrack (audio) \
variants: or less commonly sound track

Definition of soundtrack

1 : a track (as on a motion-picture film or television videotape) that carries the sound record
2 : the sound recorded on a soundtrack especially : the music on a soundtrack

Examples of soundtrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a recent outing, a guitar slinger offered a soundtrack to our orchard foray with hits from Bob Marley, the Allman Brothers and the like, setting the tone for a romp amid bushy trees heavy with fuzzy, yellow-orange fruit. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The Rise of Gru soundtrack, in addition to Weyes Blood, Brockhampton and more. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 10 May 2022 The eccentric soundtrack was recorded in two of music’s most historic and illustrious spaces: Los Angeles’ Conway Recording Studios and New York’s Electric Lady Studios. Thania Garcia, Variety, 10 May 2022 The soundtrack of the first week of war was shelling outside and coughing inside. Washington Post, 7 May 2022 Clicking up through the gears elicits an impressive soundtrack punctuated by a barky exhaust note as the bike offers more than enough power to keep even the most skilled riders entertained. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 6 May 2022 Screenings of Stephen Spielberg's blockbuster movie, with the MSO performing the John Williams soundtrack live. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Set to a Hans Zimmer soundtrack, tension is built masterfully as ordinary Brits evacuated over 300,000 troops, who had retreated from the Nazis with nowhere to go, from the French coastline. Sophie Hanson, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2022 The soundtrack is loaded with Middle Eastern music by Arab and North African artists. Lorraine Alitelevision Critic, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soundtrack.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of soundtrack

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best headphones.

Learn More About soundtrack

Time Traveler for soundtrack

Time Traveler

The first known use of soundtrack was in 1928

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near soundtrack

sound system


sound truck

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for soundtrack

Last Updated

13 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on soundtrack

Nglish: Translation of soundtrack for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of soundtrack for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Color

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!