sound·​track ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌtrak How to pronounce soundtrack (audio)
variants or less commonly sound track
: a track (as on a motion-picture film or television videotape) that carries the sound record
: the sound recorded on a soundtrack
especially : the music on a soundtrack

Examples of soundtrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His latest book, The Jazzmen: How Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie Transformed America, looks at how these three maestros wrote the soundtrack for the civil rights revolution. Larry Tye, Billboard, 8 May 2024 Her performance on the soundtrack earned her a Grammy. Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for soundtrack 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'soundtrack.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soundtrack was in 1928

Dictionary Entries Near soundtrack

Cite this Entry

“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sound track

: the area on a motion-picture film that carries the sound record

More from Merriam-Webster on soundtrack

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!