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 Since those early days of Dolby Stereo, things have moved on and now a movie’s soundtrack is as important as the special effects. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "New Creative SXFI Carrier Soundbar With Dolby Atmos Reviewed," 6 May 2021 The soundtrack is rich with the ambience of Norwegian farm life: far-off mooing and machinery, grunts close by, the wind running underneath it all., "In ‘Gunda,’ a ‘now’ that never ends," 5 May 2021 The soundtrack is out Thursday, May 6, the same day the comedy series -- created by Meredith Scardino and executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock -- starts streaming on Peacock. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "'Girls5eva' Soundtrack to Arrive With Peacock Series, Including Sara Bareilles-Penned Song: Exclusive," 3 May 2021 Boyle wields his usual bag of eye-popping cinematic tricks for this feel-good story, the soundtrack’s electric, and the leads’ chemistry is palpable. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked," 26 Apr. 2021 The soundtrack is bass dropped half to death, some of the acting ain’t so great, and the fight scenes are more notable for their choreography than for the camerawork deployed to capture it all. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, "Good Guys Are Boring. Luckily, ‘Mortal Kombat’ Luxuriates in the Bad," 23 Apr. 2021 Thus the soundtrack for the film isn’t a crisp, multichannel extravaganza but has been mixed to sound like the scratchy, low-fidelity mono recordings of the period. Washington Post, "This year, for once, the best sound Oscar might not go to the loudest movie," 23 Apr. 2021 The soundtrack is a stream of hits from No Doubt to Nirvana, the costumes range from grunge to space-chic, and there's even a Radio Shack joke! Anne Cohen,, "Captain Marvel Is Everything We Hoped For, Plus A Cat & Jude Law In A Silver Bathrobe," 5 Mar. 2021 The soundtrack of those years was a familiar mix: the Beatles, Hendrix, the Jackson 5, and lots of gold in between. Tim Kelleher, National Review, "Memories of a Staten Island Childhood," 28 Feb. 2021

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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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13 May 2021

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“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of soundtrack

: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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