soundtrack

[ sound-trak ]
/ ˈsaʊndˌtræk /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. soundly,
  2. soundness,
  3. soundpost,
  4. soundproof,
  5. soundscape,
  6. souness,
  7. sounion,
  8. sounion head,
  9. soup,
  10. soup du jour

Origin of soundtrack

First recorded in 1925–30; sound1 + track

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British Dictionary definitions for soundtrack

soundtrack

/ (ˈsaʊndˌtræk) /

noun

the recorded sound accompaniment to a filmCompare commentary (def. 2)
a narrow strip along the side of a spool of film, which carries the sound accompaniment

verb

(tr) to provide a continuous accompaniment of sounds, esp music
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Word Origin and History for soundtrack

soundtrack

n.

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

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