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[sound-trak] /ˈsaʊndˌtræk/
the narrow band on one or both sides of a motion-picture film on which sound is recorded.
the sound recorded on a motion-picture film; audio portion of a film.
the music or dialogue from a film available on a commercial recording.
Origin of soundtrack
1925-30; sound1 + track Unabridged
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Examples from the web for soundtrack
  • The players require a bit of work to produce your personal soundtrack, but not much.
  • The soundtrack is a fictionalized dialogue spoken between the residents of the building in the outside hallways.
  • The video lacks any music, so you'll need to add your own soundtrack.
  • The video features slick animation, an ominous soundtrack, and interviews with indebted students and critical professors.
  • Skilled writers profit from a continuously looping, subliminal soundtrack of all the sentences they've ever read.
  • No, for the last time, this track is not from a movie soundtrack.
  • The film combines incredible adventure sport action and narration from the athletes with an eclectic, contemporary soundtrack.
  • The rhythm playing in the background provided the soundtrack for their dancing.
  • There was a pop soundtrack to that summer, an album that had come out months earlier but was still at its viral peak.
  • Great playlists are inherently emotional, the soundtrack to our lives.
British Dictionary definitions for soundtrack


the recorded sound accompaniment to a film Compare commentary (sense 2)
a narrow strip along the side of a spool of film, which carries the sound accompaniment
(transitive) to provide a continuous accompaniment of sounds, esp music
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Word Origin and History for soundtrack

1929, from sound (n.1) + track (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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