screen·​shot | \ ˈskrēn-ˌshät How to pronounce screenshot (audio) \

Definition of screenshot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an image that shows the contents of a computer display


screenshotted; screenshotting; screenshots

Definition of screenshot (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to capture a screenshot of (an image on a computer display) "Amazing … Can you screenshot that and send it to me?"— Laura Loomer … while you can prevent someone from forwarding an email, you can't stop them from screenshotting it and sending the image on.— Jon Porter The White House quickly deleted the tweet, but … somebody managed to screenshot it first.— Sophie Lloyd

Examples of screenshot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The lawyer took a screenshot and emailed it to the judge, who then excused Jumpp from the hearing. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 2 Jan. 2022 According to the internal investigation, Hunzeker provided information to The Oregonian/OregonLive in a phone call and later provided a screenshot of an emergency call log that showed the motorist’s report. oregonlive, 30 Dec. 2021 Sunday, Livdahl tweeted a screenshot of the response Alexa gave and received over 16,000 likes and 4,000 retweets. Naomi Ludlow, USA TODAY, 30 Dec. 2021 Brands that aren’t actively managing misinformation are one screenshot away from a public relations crisis. Forrester, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Mom Kristin Livdahl on Sunday tweeted a screenshot of the surprising interaction between her daughter and an Amazon Echo smart speaker. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 28 Dec. 2021 According to the prosecution, a teacher spotted the drawing, took a screenshot of it and contacted a counselor, who summoned the teenager to the office. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 23 Dec. 2021 One tweet circulating her picture showed a screenshot of an old local news article that said Samara Duplessis was missing. Jessica Contrera, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Dec. 2021 Aaron Mak, writing for Slate, argues that the germ of the story was more likely a Facebook screenshot that may or may not have originated in Toole County, Utah. Grayson Quay, The Week, 18 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of screenshot


1983, in the meaning defined above


1995, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2022

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“Screenshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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