soundtrack etymology

English word soundtrack comes from English sound, English track

Detailed word origin of soundtrack

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sound English (eng) (British, slang) Good; acceptable; decent.. (mathematics, logic) Having the property of soundness.. (of sleep) Quiet and deep. Sound asleep means sleeping peacefully, often deeply.. Complete, solid, or secure.. Founded in law; legal; valid; not defective.. Healthy.. Heavy; laid on with force. (intransitive) Dive downwards, used of a whale.. (medicine) To examine with the instrument called a [...]
track English (eng) (automotive) Short for caterpillar track.. (automotive) The distance between two opposite wheels on a same axletree (also track width). (cricket) The pitch.. (music) A song or other relatively short piece of music, on a record, separated from others by a short silence. (railways) The way or rails along which a train moves.. (uncountable, sports) The racing events of track and field; track [...]
soundtrack English (eng) To provide, or to act as the sound or music component of a film A narrow strip running down a movie film that carries the recorded sound in synchronization with the pictures.. A recording of such music for sale.. Background sounds that are part of a bigger event.. The sound (especially the music) component of a movie, video game, etc.