soundtrack

noun
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 Is this Tim Burton stop-motion classic, with its lush, gorgeous and oft-frenetic Danny Elfman soundtrack, a Halloween movie or a Christmas film? Kathleen Christiansen, chicagotribune.com, "6 movies to watch before Halloween," 2 Oct. 2020 Is this Tim Burton stop-motion classic, with its lush, gorgeous and oft-frenetic Danny Elfman soundtrack, a Halloween movie or a Christmas film? Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "6 movies to watch before Halloween," 1 Oct. 2020 With some of his best production to date, accompanied by songwriting that will have you in tears, In A Dream is the perfect soundtrack to the chaotic, emotionally-draining mess that the world is living through right now. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "First Out: New Music From Troye Sivan, Wafia, Carlie Hanson & More," 21 Aug. 2020 Black is King, a filmic companion to her 2019 Lion King soundtrack, The Gift. Stephanie Smith-strickland, EW.com, "Black Is King is a beautiful yet incomplete love letter to the Black diaspora," 14 Aug. 2020 The soundtrack, heavy on Chet Baker, goes down smoothly. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "’On the Rocks,’ where ‘low-keyed’ becomes ‘low interest,’ despite Bill Murray and Rashida Jones (review)," 7 Oct. 2020 The banging soundtrack, of course, and the cast, which featured four gifted young performers, then only at the start of promising careers. Anne Cohen, refinery29.com, "You Knew Them Then, Where Are They Now? Revisiting The Cast Of Now & Then," 2 Oct. 2020 Houston had three albums that logged 10 or more weeks at No. 1: The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks in 1992-93), Whitney Houston (14 weeks in 1986) and Whitney (11 weeks in 1987). Paul Grein, Billboard, "Why Taylor Swift Passing Whitney Houston's Billboard 200 Record Is Even More Impressive Than It Seems," 29 Sep. 2020 The soundtrack—including original music by Michael Galasso, the waltz by Shigeru Umebayashi, and Nat King Cole singing Latin standards—also casts a spell. Kristin M. Jones, WSJ, "Depths of Unspoken Emotion," 25 Sep. 2020

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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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27 Oct 2020

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“Soundtrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soundtrack. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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soundtrack

noun
How to pronounce soundtrack (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of soundtrack

: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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