sound·track | \ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌtrak \
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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And then there is the soundtrack, which is by The Coup. Max Cea, Billboard, "'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley on Working With Tune-Yards and Breaking the Rules of Soundtracks," 13 July 2018 At one point, the soundtrack, which had earlier included a TV news snippet about children being separated from their families at the border, broke into the wail of a siren. New York Times, "New York Men’s Fashion Week: The Mixtape," 11 July 2018 The two danced to the Bee Gees’ music from the film’s best-selling soundtrack, and sampled slices from Lennys as they were cheered on by thousands of admirers gathered along 86th Street. Dave Quinn,, "Pizza Inferno: John Travolta Channels Saturday Night Fever at Brooklyn Event in His Honor," 13 June 2018 To present his latest offering, Alexander Wang built a white box, complete with stadium flashing lights and a raging soundtrack, and invited the likes of Pusha T and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Here’s What Happened in the 24 Hours Before Alexander Wang’s Spring 2019 Show," 5 June 2018 Selena Gomez shared on Twitter that a portion of the proceeds from the soundtrack’s sales will go towards the Trevor Project and the Crisis Text Line, organizations that support crisis and suicide prevention. Raisa Bruner, Time, "13 Reasons Why Divided the Internet. Here's How Netflix Is Addressing the Controversy Ahead of Season 2," 16 May 2018 Each of the campaign's short videos will feature Kanye West’s 2008 song Love Lockdown as its soundtrack. Zoe Harris, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian, North, and Kris Jenner Star in Fendi's New Campaign," 9 July 2018 The Alien Swirling Saucers ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have holiday songs in its soundtrack, among other unspecified enhancements, the company said on its official blog on Monday. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney World holiday plans include Toy Story Land, 'Up' show," 9 July 2018 The teen comedy endures for its nuanced exploration of class differences as well as its yearning soundtrack. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ and the World Cup," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of soundtrack

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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