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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Hopefully, Disney will release a companion soundtrack for those of us unable to visit in person. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Disney’s Star Wars park will come with original music from John Williams," 17 Nov. 2018 His music was aimed at couples, intended as a late-night soundtrack for courtship and intimacy. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Barry White’s Music of Love," 11 Oct. 2018 The Soundtrack Robert Del Naja, of the British supergroup Massive Attack, designed the soundtrack for today’s runway show. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "10 Key Things to Know From Riccardo Tisci’s 134-Look Burberry Debut," 17 Sep. 2018 Traditional wind instruments and drums provide a soundtrack for the action, the music rising and falling according to the intensity as the fights unfold. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Oil wrestling practiced with devotion in Greece," 4 July 2018 The band 95 South, which plays a wide variety of music from the 1950s through the 1980s, will provide the soundtrack for the downtown events. Steve Smith, Courant Community, "'July In The Sky' Set For July 10," 2 July 2018 Scully didn’t just provide the soundtrack of his summers growing up in Canoga Park. Mike Digiovanna,, "Bryan Cranston will narrate MLB Network documentary on 1988 World Series champion Dodgers," 30 June 2018 Later that night came another event: SOBO Sunsets, a dance party and happy hour where DJ Impulse and Watkins, under his music moniker DJ Who, provided the soundtrack. Wesley Case,, "With music and festivals, Port Covington hopes to attract Baltimoreans before its build-out," 14 June 2018 Voice is a powerful thing, and this collection of voices has a knack for providing just the right soundtrack for our times. Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Magazine, "A Night of Music That Helped Me Mourn Bourdain," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of soundtrack

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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