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soundtrack

[ sound-trak ]

noun

  1. the narrow band on one or both sides of a motion-picture film on which sound is recorded.
  2. the sound recorded on a motion-picture film; audio portion of a film.
  3. the music or dialogue from a film available on a commercial recording.


soundtrack

/ ˈsaʊndˌtræk /

noun

  1. the recorded sound accompaniment to a film Compare commentary
  2. a narrow strip along the side of a spool of film, which carries the sound accompaniment


verb

  1. tr to provide a continuous accompaniment of sounds, esp music
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Word History and Origins

Origin of soundtrack1

First recorded in 1925–30; sound 1 + track
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Example Sentences

He pulls her in, and when they kiss, the slow motion and the watery soundtrack make it feel as if they’ve ducked beneath the surface of reality.

It dominated my inner thoughts like a soundtrack that would not change.

Those episodes — plus six more that rounded out the one-season wonder — are newly available to stream on Hulu after the long-winded process of securing licensing rights to the original soundtrack.

Produced by John Legend, the series makes use of a modern soundtrack that subtly connects slavery-era stories to contemporary struggles for racial justice.

Alongside the wonderfully talented Chris Keys, “Sacred Safe” is a standout cut from Innocent Country, and serves as a soundtrack entry for my healing journey after my divorce.

His monotonous music is, really, like the audio soundtrack to a k-hole.

Mariachis provided the soundtrack as the City went mad with Fernando-mania.

Film fans also know the band for its soundtrack to the Jacques Demy film Model Shop.

Yankee Doodle Dandy, from 1942, tells the story of the man who practically wrote the soundtrack to American patriotism.

Brian Eno was the first one invited to do the soundtrack; after all, the film was intended as an homage to Andy Warhol.

They lipsynch the soundtrack, cadge souvenirs and pester you with smarmy, show-off questions.

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