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

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Chanel There was an icicle-like tinkling on the soundtrack. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2019 Season," 8 Mar. 2019 There were even candles lit, and a romantic soundtrack to boot. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "For Prince Harry's Visit, Soldiers Decorated an Igloo With Photos of His and Meghan Markle's Wedding," 14 Feb. 2019 At least, that's what the country stars croon in their duet on the soundtrack of Netflix's Dumplin'. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Everyone Is Obsessed with Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert's 'Dumplin'' Duet," 8 Dec. 2018 Cooing, chirping, croaking, and splashing does seem a perfect background soundtrack to the Muslim call to prayer. Marian Mcevoy, ELLE Decor, "An Intimate Look Inside Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Marrakech Home," 2 Aug. 2018 The mentions come from the movie’s lead character, and from a song on the soundtrack. Mark Olsen,, "Indie Focus: Real struggles with 'Superfly,' 'En El Septimo Dia,' and 'The Year of Spectacular Men'," 17 June 2018 The first two tunes are on the film's original soundtrack, while the third is not. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "A New Version of A Star Is Born Is Coming to Theaters This Friday," 27 Feb. 2019 The 2018 film delves deeper into each of the characters' individual trials and tribulations, and of course, features an instantly iconic soundtrack. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "What Is 'A Star Is Born' Really About? Here's a Look at All 4 Versions of the Movie," 24 Feb. 2019 Kendrick Lamar leads the pack, with a total of eight nominations, including Album of the Year for the Black Panther soundtrack. Aja Romano, Vox, "Grammy nominations 2019: Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack and Drake lead the pack," 7 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of soundtrack

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of soundtrack was in 1928

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: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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