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Definition of the noun soundtrack

What does soundtrack mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: soundtracks

  1. sound recording on a narrow strip of a motion picture film
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: audio / audio recording / sound recording = a recording of acoustic signals
    • more specific terms:
      • dubbing = a new soundtrack that is added to a film
      • laugh track = prerecorded laughter added to the soundtrack of a radio or television show
    • part of: sound film = motion-picture film with sound effects and dialogue recorded on it

Alternative definition of the noun soundtrack


  1. A narrow strip running down a movie film that carries the recorded sound in synchronization with the pictures.
  2. The sound (especially the music) component of a movie.
  3. A recording of such music for sale.

Definition of the verb soundtrack

What does soundtrack mean as a doing word?


  1. To provide, or to act as the sound or music component of a film


  1. "Soundtrack" is a 2011 Bollywood Stoner drama film and is an official remake of the Canadian independent film It's All Gone Pete Tong. The film was directed by Debutant Neerav Ghosh and features Rajeev Khandelwal and Soha Ali Khan. The film received positive reviews from critics but was a flop at the box office.
  2. "Soundtrack" is a 2011 short comedy film written by Winnie Kemp and Thomas Leisten Schneider and directed by Thomas Leisten Schneider.
  3. "Soundtrack" is a film, directed by Ken Nikai.
    • country: Japan
    • language: Japanese Language
    • genres: Fantasy, Japanese Movies, Drama
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Soundtrack" is a 2012 film written and directed by Jasper Moeyaert, Emanuel Vanderjeugd, Stefaan Ledeganck and Bjorn Rutgeerts.


  1. "Soundtrack" is a live album by jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd recorded at The Town Hall in 1968 by the Charles Lloyd Quartet featuring Keith Jarrett, Ron McClure, and Jack DeJohnette.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (46 years ago)
  2. "Soundtrack" is a CD released by the Fullerton College Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz for the Discovery Records Trend AM-PM label.
  3. "Soundtrack" is the seventh studio album of English rock band Modern English. The first to be released on Darla Records, Soundtrack marks a new territory for the band, as they continue on making music nearly 30 years after their debut album. The album was produced by Hugh Jones.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Soundtrack" is a 2001 album by jazz trumpeter Guy Barker. The album was nominated for the 2002 Mercury Music Prize.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released on (12 years ago)
  5. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Lao Che.
    • released on
  6. "Soundtrack" is a 2011 EP by OneRepublic.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  7. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Christian Bautista.
    • released on
  8. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Linda Eder.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  9. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of (Fake) The Facts.
    • released in
  10. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Principal Edwards Magic Theatre.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  11. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Red Sleeping Beauty.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  12. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of JUKE/19.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  13. "Soundtrack" is a musical EP of Rozzo.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  14. "Soundtrack" is a musical album of Parallaxe.


  1. Soundtrack for this TV program.
  2. SoundTrack is a film job.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Soundtrack

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Google previewMusic Composition for Film and Television (2011)

by Lalo Schifrin

A soundtrack is a combination of dialogue, sound effects, and music. There is a style of music based on the manipulation of noises called “musique concrete,” originating in the work of French composer/theorist Pierre Shaeffer. Shaeffer took ...

Google previewiMovie 08 and iDVD 08 for Mac OS X (2007)

Visual QuickStart Guide by Jeff Carlson

A soundtrack is an audio file (usually a song) that plays behind the video. It's represented by a green field that literally sits behind the filmstrip. (See Chapter 12 for more on editing audio.) • Clips size slider. This control determines how many ...

Google previewVertigo (2012)

by Charles Barr

The musical soundtrack is an eclectic and, for most of the time, fairly predictable mix. But some twenty minutes from the end, a strong and familiar orchestral score takes over, and continues without a break for six minutes and twenty seconds.

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking (2006)

by Josh Becker, Bruce Campbell

The Optical Soundtrack: The optical soundtrack is a technological holdover from 1928 when sound first came to movies. It was known then as the Fox System since it was developed by the Fox Film Corporation (prior to becoming 20th ...

Google previewHanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia (2002)

by Nahem Yousaf

mourous, the David Bowie soundtrack is an inspiration, and the casting is superb from Roshan Seth's embarrassingly emotional Har- oon...

Google previewGameworlds (2014)

Virtual Media and Children's Everyday Play by Seth Giddings

The soundtrack is a cacophony of voices making car noises and exhortations to ' come on!' and 'drive faster!' The two boys and cars, followed by the camera, trace a circuit or two of the room before arriving at a tall construction of larger plastic ...

Google previewJacques Tourneur (1998)

The Cinema of Nightfall by Chris Fujiwara

The soundtrack is a tapestry of natural sounds, predominantly the wind and the two women's clothes rustling in the sugarcanes; against this background, a number of distinct sounds become prominent: the amplified hum of the wind whistling ...

Google previewSoundtrack Available (2001)

Essays on Film and Popular Music by Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Arthur Knight

As such, the soundtrack is a thematic analogue of border crossings that structures the score in a direct relationship to the film's narrative organization, distorted mise-en-scene, and political ambitions. Rather than following the conventional ...

Google previewThe Disney Song Encyclopedia (2009)

by Thomas S. Hischak, Mark A. Robinson

The Happiest Millionaire Film soundtrack (1967). With Fred MacMurray, Tommy Steele, Greer Garson, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson. CD, DVD The Haunted Mansion Theme park soundtrack (1969). CD The Haunted Mansion: ...

Google previewThe Rodgers and Hammerstein Encyclopedia (2007)

by Thomas S. Hischak

Dearest Enemy Television soundtrack: AEI (1955) With Cyril Ritchard, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Cornelia Otis Skinner. CD Studio recording: Beginners Records/Bayview (1981) With Michele Summers, Freddy Williams, Charles West, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Original score by Leonard Roseman, whose soundtrack albums for East of Eden and Rebel went gold; orchestration by Ralph Ferraro; Lloyd One Star (Lakota) from Rosebud, South Dakota, acted as Native music advisor and choral director; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Educational Media Communications & Technology (2015)

by NA NA

The magnetic film and the picture are edited together in complete synchronisation and eventually the soundtrack is transferred, either as an optical or as a magnetic track to the release prints of the film. MAGNETIC SOUNDTRACK A soundtrack ...

Google previewThe Rock & Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007)

by John Kenneth Muir

The Top Twe ROCK SOUNDTRACK MOVIES A great rock soundtrack can do wonders for a movie. It can complement, undercut or contrast with the imagery unfolding on screen, and thereby forever forge mental connections between a song ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

Soundtrack and Album A first screenplay written by director Scott Cooper, Crazy Heart showcases Bridges's talents, revealing that the actor is more than convincing as a washed-out country singer, giving a solid leading performance balanced ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

Even aside from musicals, virtually every American film from the sound era has included a soundtrack of background music that helps to set the tone and atmosphere for the scenes in which it appears. Early on, film music was dominated by ...

Google previewThe Coen Brothers Encyclopedia (2014)

by Lynnea Chapman King

The enormously popular soundtrack to O Brother received Grammies for Album of the Year and Best Compilation Sound...

gospel, bluegrass, and folk music, and reminiscent of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, the soundtrack ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

The Young Savages soundtrack; Dec. CDs: FF; New Chamber Music; w. Kenny Dorham (Riv.); O. Pettiford (Imp.); The Manchurian Candidate soundtrack ( Premier).

Google previewThe Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes] (2014)

Everything Fab Four by Kenneth Womack

soundtrack, released on August 13, 1965; and Yesterday . . . and Today, ...

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Quotes about Soundtrack

Usually, when I do a soundtrack, the music from the movie doesn't have anything to do with me personally. It's music to enhance to the film. My own stuff is more introspective and about what's on going in my head. (Stanley Clarke)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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