soundscape

noun

sound·​scape ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌskāp How to pronounce soundscape (audio)
: a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical sounds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Anthony turns that gray area into a Technicolor soundscape that spans the funk-soul spectrum. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 None of it — not the songs, not their ever-presence, not the care with which they’re styled into the soundscape of the movie — feels arbitrary. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 24 Oct. 2022 Hearing Beyoncé's vocals melt into the lush soundscape of one of the most iconic songs of all time feels — as American royal Donna Summer might say — so good. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 29 July 2022 There, Avendaño lay covered in a pile of dirt on one half of the stage while NNUX and EYIBRA hunched together under a large tarp, singing and creating an absorbing soundscape. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2022 Co-producers Peter Silberman (The Antlers) and Pizzoferrato used analog gear to help Ross achieve this more naturalistic soundscape. Grant Sharples, SPIN, 13 Oct. 2022 The film’s magical soundscape was crafted by composers Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco and supervised by Tom MacDougall to pay homage to the distinct musical styles of Latin America. Katie Reul, Variety, 3 Oct. 2022 The meticulous set design and triumphant soundscape come together to create an enchanting, apocryphal narrative about protecting and ethically expanding an empire — if such a notion exists. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Sep. 2022 There’s also Race Start, which creates a whole different type of soundscape. Alexandra Cheney, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soundscape was in 1964

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“Soundscape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soundscape. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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