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 The actor, who also sings some of the songs on the soundtrack, has gained a massive Instagram following and a legion of fans who tweet unprintable remarks to him on a regular basis. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Why People Are Obsessed With a Terrible Polish Erotic Thriller," 26 June 2020 Baseball has a beautiful soundtrack when left alone. Bruce Jenkins,, "As baseball plans its return, some suggestions for a much-needed overhaul," 23 June 2020 Republic Records will release the series' original soundtrack album on July 3. Tyler Aquilina,, "Watch Mark Hamill sing about King Kong's dong (yes, really) on Quibi's Royalties," 22 June 2020 The soundtrack starts with a constant snare on the left side with guitars mixed in on the right. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best true wireless earbuds of 2020," 16 June 2020 The King Of Staten Island soundtrack features pop hits from Lizzo, Lil Wayne, and one of the Jonas Brothers. Shannon Carlin,, "The King Of Staten Island Soundtrack Has Big Pete Davidson Energy," 15 June 2020 In addition to a very Ratt sounding Ratt song, the soundtrack boasted tunes from the like of Concrete Blonde, Jimmy Buffet, Jimi Hendrix, Public Image Ltd., Love, L.A. Guns and Sheryl Crow. Matt Wake |, al, "Ratt is much more than ‘Round and Round’," 15 June 2020 The soundtrack also contains a version with a soulful vocal by Jorja Smith. Los Angeles Times, "Compiled just for you: The Emmy-contending original songs playlist for 2020," 15 June 2020 Like all AMGs, there's a provocative soundtrack, which was amplified by the $1250 AMG performance exhaust. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Proves to be Fun If Odd-Looking," 11 June 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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29 Jun 2020

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“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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