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 sham tweet appears to have originated on the Instagram of comedic writer Cory Snearowski, who shared the fake screenshot and other purportedly fake CDC tweets in a Twitter thread. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Tweet endorsing shoplifting as a way to prevent spread of COVID-19 is a fake," 24 Dec. 2020 Win + Shift + S) to create a snip of your screen and paste it directly into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot there. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "The Windows Feature Experience Pack is a curated collection for beta testers," 1 Dec. 2020 The Times headline quickly changed as French police confirmed details, but the screenshot remained. Ben Smith, New York Times, "The President vs. the American Media," 15 Nov. 2020 Print the screenshot on a thick board and cut out the middle to fit your face. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, "What Should I Be for Halloween This Year? Take This Quiz to Find Out," 17 Sep. 2020 The screenshot below shows an example of the information provided. Reuben Saltzman, Star Tribune, "Buying a home with a roof over 15 years old? Heads up.," 8 Sep. 2020 The screenshot had more than 130 comments as of Thursday afternoon. Justin Phillips,, "Napa County steakhouse owner under fire over social media posts deemed racially insensitive," 19 June 2020 According to a screenshot captured by WLRN reporter Danny Rivero, Piccolo was responding at about 4 a.m. to a tweet by Corinne Perkins, the North America editor for Reuters Pictures. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Denver Zoo, resort bubble, nursing home shots: News from around our 50 states," 29 Dec. 2020 According to a screenshot captured by WLRN reporter Danny Rivero, Piccolo responded at 4 a.m. to a tweet by Corinne Perkins, the North America editor for Reuters Pictures. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Ron DeSantis spokesman deletes Twitter account after tweet about COVID-19 deaths," 25 Dec. 2020

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1983, in the meaning defined above


1995, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jan 2021

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“Screenshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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