soundie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sound +‎ -ie; compare talkie, movie.

Noun[edit]

soundie (plural soundies)

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  1. A short musical film of the 1940s, a precursor to the music video.
    • 2003, Eduardo Obregón Pagán, Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon (page 257)
      Terenzio, MacGillivray, and Okudo identify this production as a soundie made in early March 1942, entitled "A Zoot Suit (with a Reat Pleat)" and starring Dorothy Dandridge and Paul White []