featurette

noun

fea·​tur·​ette ˈfē-chər-ˌet How to pronounce featurette (audio)
ˌfē-chər-ˈet
: a short film
especially : a short documentary film about the making of a full-length movie

Examples of featurette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bit continues on throughout the mock behind-the-scenes featurette, with Park standing in for Krasinski. Tatiana Tenreyro, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Feb. 2024 The collection also includes more than five hours of behind-the-scenes featurette content. Anna Tingley, Variety, 11 Jan. 2024 Check out a few of the versions in the featurette above. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 12 Sep. 2023 Paramount Pictures offered a deeper look at the impressive stunt with a behind-the-scenes featurette released in December. Michaela Zee, Variety, 17 May 2023 This box set gets you all all 10 season of Friends on Blu-ray or DVD, plus bonus behind-the scenes content, interviews and featurettes. John Lonsdale, Rolling Stone, 16 Dec. 2023 In a featurette from the movie, Kevin discussed his hope for what will resonate with audiences. Jessica Sager, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2023 In a behind-the-scenes featurette from the film’s upcoming 4K Ultra HD DVD release, the Mare of Easttown actress opened up about her relationship with DiCaprio. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Dec. 2023 Hardcore fans can also get Avatar: The Way of Water on Blu-Ray, which comes complete with special featurettes and behind-the-scenes bonus content. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of featurette was in 1940

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“Featurette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/featurette. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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