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preview

verb pre·view \ ˈprē-ˌvyü \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of preview

transitive verb
1 : to see beforehand; specifically : to view or to show in advance of public presentation
2 : to give a preliminary survey of

previewer

play \ˈprē-ˌvyü-ər\ noun

Examples of preview in a Sentence

  1. The designers will preview their new lines at the fashion show.

  2. They previewed the upcoming football season.

  3. You can preview the page before you print it.

Recent Examples of preview from the Web

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First Known Use of preview

1607

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preview

noun

Definition of preview

1 : an advance statement, sample, or survey
2 : an advance showing or performance (as of a motion picture or play)
3 or less commonly prevue play \ˈprē-ˌvyü\ : a showing of clips from a motion picture advertised for appearance in the near future called also trailer

Examples of preview in a Sentence

  1. We saw the movie at a special preview.

  2. Before the movie starts they always show previews of coming attractions.

  3. There are previews of the next week's episode at the end of each show.

  4. They gave a preview of the upcoming football season.

  5. The magazine includes a preview of the newest fall fashions.

Recent Examples of preview from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'preview.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of preview

1882



PREVIEW Defined for English Language Learners

preview

verb

Definition of preview for English Language Learners

  • : to see, hear, or show something (such as a movie) before it is available to the public

  • : to give a general description of (something that will happen in the future)

  • : to see an example of what something will look like


preview

noun

Definition of preview for English Language Learners

  • : a special show or performance that allows some people to see a movie, play, etc., before it is shown to the public

  • : a selected group of scenes that are shown to advertise a movie or television show

  • : a description of something that will happen or be available in the future


PREVIEW Defined for Kids

preview

noun pre·view \ ˈprē-ˌvyü \

Definition of preview for Students

: an instance of showing something (as a movie) before others get to see it


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