bite-size

adjective \ ˈbīt-ˌsīz \
variants: or less commonly bite-sized play \-ˌsīzd\

Definition of bite-size

1 : of a size that can be eaten in one bite
  • bite-size pieces of chicken
2 : being or made small or brief especially so as to be easily manageable
  • bite-size tasks
  • bite-size essays

First Known Use of bite-size

1946

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of bite-size for English Language Learners

  • : small enough to be eaten in one bite


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