sound·​track ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌtrak How to pronounce soundtrack (audio)
variants or less commonly sound track
: a track (as on a motion-picture film or television videotape) that carries the sound record
: the sound recorded on a soundtrack
especially : the music on a soundtrack

Examples of soundtrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stoner artists struck back hard at prohibition and provided the soundtrack activists needed to get weed legal. Andrew Deangelo, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 With a haunting soundtrack and precise, brooding cinematography, Argento creates a chillingly grimy atmosphere that pervades every frame. Wesley Stenzel,, 27 Mar. 2024 An official soundtrack will be out May 24 (via Capitol/UMe), and the group’s 1964 album Shut Down, Vol. 2 will get a vinyl reissue on March 29. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 26 Mar. 2024 The documentary’s soundtrack will be available to stream alongside the film’s premiere on May 24. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 26 Mar. 2024 Residents nearby described a relentless daily soundtrack of gunshots, airstrikes and explosions. Ameera Harouda, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2024 In January, it was announced that Prince’s Purple Rain film and soundtrack would be adapted into stage musical. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 23 Mar. 2024 The period-appropriate funky soundtrack shares audio space with a whimsically uplifting score and some generically sentimental string sections. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2024 Nick Cave, who was tapped to compose the score for the Sam Taylor-Johnson film alongside Warren Ellis, recorded an original song for the soundtrack. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 20 Mar. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'soundtrack.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soundtrack was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near soundtrack

Cite this Entry

“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

sound track

: the area on a motion-picture film that carries the sound record

More from Merriam-Webster on soundtrack

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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