1 of 2


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


2 of 2


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

Examples of screenshot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
His complaint contains a screenshot of a translation from Google. Sasha Hupka, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2024 Email us a screenshot of your perfect score (5/5) to and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some sweet Axios swag. Mike Deehan, Axios, 11 July 2024
There’s also an in-app alert that warns the dealer if a kid has tried to screenshot their chats. Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone, 17 June 2024 As the Washington Post points out, some security pros are contrasting this admission with the new Windows feature called Recall, which regularly screenshots everything users are doing, and which Microsoft claims will keep that information secure. Jasmine Ball, Fortune, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for screenshot 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'screenshot.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use


1983, in the meaning defined above


1995, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of screenshot was in 1983

Dictionary Entries Near screenshot

Cite this Entry

“Screenshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on screenshot

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!