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 From his remarkable run as play-by-play announcer for the Knicks to his prominent national roles calling our marquee games on NBC and Turner Sports, Marv has been the soundtrack for basketball fans for nearly 60 years. Mark Heim |, al, 17 May 2021 This Lalon geeti is the soundtrack of my childhood. Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2021 The sound of their bed springs screaming — er eek er eek er eek! — was the soundtrack to my first year in the big city. Molly Longman,, 30 Apr. 2021 Salad Days is the perfect soundtrack for a day, week, month, or life of lounging. Vulture Editors, Vulture, 20 Apr. 2021 So, gone is the soundtrack of Jansen’s career, a song that became synonymous with his dominance at his peak. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Swift's 2017 album, Reputation, is essentially the soundtrack to this drama. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 30 Mar. 2021 So that was the starting point for this song: a micro-sample from one of those songs that are the soundtrack of my childhood. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2021 The blower whine from the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat's 710-hp supercharged V-8 is the official soundtrack of ass kicking. Austin Irwin And Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2021

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Soundtrack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of soundtrack

: the sounds and especially the music recorded for a movie

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