American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A section or scene, as of a movie, that is filmed but not used in the final version.
- n. A complete version, as of a recording, that is dropped in favor of another version.
- n. An opening for outward discharge; a vent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portion of a recording (a take) that is not included in the final version of a film or a musical album, often because it contains a mistake.
- n. A complete version of a recording or film that is dropped in favour of another version, reject.
- n. An opening for outward discharge, vent.
- v. To take out, remove.
- v. obsolete To except.
- prep. archaic except; besides.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. obsolete Except.
- n. A portion of a recorded performance which is eliminated in the editing process and is not included in the final commercial presentation. The recording may be audio or visual or both, but is usually of a film or television performance.
Outtakesoften include mistakes or lower quality performances, and sometimes blunders. The latter type are occasionally presented separately to the public for amusement.
- n. a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
- From Middle English outtaken ("to take out"), equivalent to out- + take. (Wiktionary)
“Check out the fun outtake from the video below to hear Westergren tinkle the ivories of his classic 1970s era Fender Rhodes electric piano.”
“Altogether it looked like an outtake from the final episode of Twin Peaks.”
“Update: BB commenter DHC says, It's worth noting that his is an outtake from a TV show that Warhol developed and aired on Manhattan cable.”
“The unicorn segment was an outtake from the original footage discarded by Ridley Scott in 1982.”
“And the hard beats go on, though some of it is very pleasant such as Nanette Fabrayâs awed recollection of working with Davis, and even an outtake from the film.”
“The chord progression itself sounds like a Dimmu Borgir outtake, which is very effective here, as it gives the lyrics room to breathe and take hold, rather than crash down like an avalanche; the listener has time to digest the themes and overlaid messages.”
“It didn't make it into the original article but was part of a selection of 'outtake' quotes.”
“However, persevering through trial and error could reveal bonus material such as outtake reels, more behind-the-scenes features, or even entire re-edits of films.”
“But perhaps the most entertaining section of the survey is the "outtake" quotes by dissatisfied airline passengers.”
“Bloopers (5: 38) is a gag reel of the only kind of outtake not featured in the "Smart Takes" on the first disc.”
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