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screen·​shot ˈskrēn-ˌshät How to pronounce screenshot (audio)
: an image that shows the contents of a computer display


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screenshotted; screenshotting; screenshots

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

Example Sentences

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The tweet featuring the screenshot was retweeted more than 50 times. Isabella Fertel, USA TODAY, 5 June 2023 Alaniz’s screenshot was quickly picked up by other Fort Worth small businesses who condemned the market’s decision. Wire Services, Dallas News, 2 June 2023 In fact she’s had 224 matches off the back of her credit score screenshot. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 31 May 2023 On Monday, the weight loss influencer posted a screenshot of her MyFitnessPal app, where she’s been tracking her weight loss journey. Vanessa Etienne, Peoplemag, 30 May 2023 The debtors or guarantors include state or privately owned companies, government departments and think tanks, according to official media outlets quoting a screenshot of the newspaper. Laura He, CNN, 29 May 2023 Two Twitter users published screenshots replies from a Twitter account under the name Blair Cuttliff. oregonlive, 27 May 2023 The normal list of links doesn't start until the very bottom of this screenshot. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 25 May 2023 After briefly messaging D’Elia on Instagram, Alexa met up with him that August after one of his shows in San Jose, California, according to screenshots reviewed by Rolling Stone. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2023
So download, print or screenshot this helpful guide to the air show, Thunder on the Ground and more. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 21 Apr. 2023 Snapchat might seem like a good option because the photos disappear, but the option to screenshot creates a problem. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 7 Apr. 2023 From using a device’s native camera, the recording capability built into a collaboration app like Zoom, or a standalone tool that can screenshot, the options for capturing chat, screen shares or audio are endless and available at anyone’s fingertips. Devin Redmond, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Get ready to screenshot, and be sure to check back soon—we’ll be updating this list regularly in the name of journalism (and good nails). Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 15 Mar. 2023 People could also just screenshot the tweets. PCMAG, 29 Apr. 2022 This goes for private messages, which someone could screenshot and share on multiple platforms. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Ahead, find our favorite New Year's nail designs to recreate at home (or to screenshot and take to the salon). Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 19 Dec. 2021 Get ready to screenshot and snag the best products and accessories to slay the timeless hair trend. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 17 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1983, in the meaning defined above


1995, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of screenshot was in 1983

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“Screenshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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