[ out-teyk ]
/ ˈaʊtˌteɪk /


a segment of film or videotape edited out of the final version, as because of a technical error.
a recording of a song not included in the final release of a record album, as because of a technical error.

Origin of outtake

First recorded in 1955–60; out- + take
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British Dictionary definitions for out-take


/ (ˈaʊtˌteɪk) /


an unreleased take from a recording session, film, or television programme
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Word Origin and History for out-take



"rejected part of a film," 1960, from out + take (n.) in the movie sense.

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