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sound bite

noun

Simple Definition of sound bite

  • : a short recorded statement that is broadcast on a television or radio news program

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sound bite

  1. :  a brief recorded statement (as by a public figure) broadcast especially on a television news program; also :  a brief catchy comment or saying

Examples of sound bite in a sentence

  1. His campaign relies on catchy sound bites.



1972

First Known Use of sound bite

1972


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