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 Vin Scully gave West Coast baseball its voice, SoCal summers their soundtrack for generation after generation. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 2 Aug. 2022 Its soundtrack is an undeniable barrage of hip-hop classics that have stood the test for nearly 30 years, just like the film. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 29 July 2022 Purple Hearts and its corresponding soundtrack is not your typical boy meets girl story. Crystal B. Shepeard, Billboard, 29 July 2022 Aerosmith and The Beatles were her adolescent soundtrack. Rachel Donadio, Vogue, 26 July 2022 In addition to her credits in Elvis and its soundtrack, Dukureh recorded with and provided background vocals for the likes of Nick Cave, Mike Farris, Jamie Lidell and the Royal Pharaohs, and many more. Lauren Huff,, 21 July 2022 While the regular Raptor's twin-turbo V-6 has better vocals than the previous generation, its soundtrack is still more Fleetwood Mac than Metallica. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 18 July 2022 Each area is complemented by clever and occasionally haunting atmospheric sounds, while its diverse and often silly soundtrack always manages to capture the mood, emotion, and regular daftness of your one-cat plight. Matt Gardner, Forbes, 18 July 2022 Summer has officially started in parts of the world, but the jury is still out on its official soundtrack. Julia Malleck, Quartz, 25 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of soundtrack

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Aug 2022

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“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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