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

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Singer Dani Miller appears alongside models Mae Lapres, Achok Majak, and Ellia Sophia Coggins, frolicking to a 1980s soundtrack, their lips adorned in various shades of the lipsticks. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Gucci Beauty Launches Lipsticks for the Cool Kids (That's You)," 8 May 2019 The lobby’s soundtrack, created by experimental musician Julianna Barwick in partnership with Microsoft, is a composition that changes based off movements detected by the hotel’s sky camera. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "Tranquility Rules at Sister City, the Newest Hotel on Bowery," 30 Apr. 2019 Watch the movie online The musical drama, also directed and co-written by Cooper, has a lot of individuality and an unforgettable soundtrack, and has become a pop culture phenomenon in the months since its release. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Star Is Born Isn't Based on a True Story, But Real-Life People Definitely Inspired It," 22 Feb. 2019 Its soundtrack is car horns, its symbol the taxi, its common language whining about the gridlock on the West Side Highway. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "How Much Does It Cost to Unclog NYC's Streets?," 15 Mar. 2018 Imma say press shuffle on this playlist and the first song that comes up is your soundtrack to my photos. Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "One of Our Favorite Photographers Creates Mystical Images of the City’s Music Scene," 15 Mar. 2018 Along with Tim, Sir Elton John and Beyoncé will also be working on the upcoming soundtrack. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About the Live-Action "Lion King" So Far," 10 Apr. 2019 One of the best parts to pay attention to is a series’s soundtrack. Jessica Macleish, Teen Vogue, "The Best Musical Moments from "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Part 2," 9 Apr. 2019 The rest of the Breakthrough soundtrack features a number of country artists, making a performance of a song from the album a natural fit for the ACM Awards. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "Fans Are LOSING It Over Chrissy Metz's ACM Awards Performance Last Night," 8 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of soundtrack

: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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