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[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.
an unreleased take from a recording session, film, or television programme

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


An excerpt; an extracted passage: Is this an outtake from the $1.98 Beauty Show?

[1977+; originally, by 1960, a rejected part of a film]


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