sizzle reel

noun

: a short, usually flashy video used to promote a product, service, proposed project, etc.
He and Kari are also pitching a family show to the networks. … The sizzle reel has his two teenage daughters in Maui, learning to cut sugarcane.Rebecca Flint Marx

Examples of sizzle reel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Footage within a new Netflix sizzle reel provides our first look at the upcoming season, set to premiere later this year, with Gi-hun answering a mysterious call. Shania Russell, EW.com, 1 Feb. 2024 Rudy’s team sent me the script with a kind of sizzle reel — basically a short version of the opening scene — just to give an example of the vision. Cat Cardenas, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 The quick-turnaround video editors at SXSW cut a daily sizzle reel highlighting previous panels, premieres and other events, which then runs before festival screenings. Michael Schneider, Variety, 13 Mar. 2024 Amazon has unveiled a sizzle reel for its upcoming slate of 2024 movie and TV projects, including the Nightcrawler actor’s next project, Road House. Wesley Stenzel, EW.com, 21 Dec. 2023 Though Netflix has yet to reveal the premiere date for Squid Game season 2, the streamer has released a sizzle reel and announced the cast for the second installment. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 8 Feb. 2024 The sizzle reel shows the duo fighting people off in a series of intense action sequences. Caroline Brew, Variety, 1 Feb. 2024 In addition, a Max sizzle reel released last month showcasing new and returning projects revealed that The White Lotus would return in 2025. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 18 Jan. 2024 Jackson wrote Wednesday on Instagram, sharing a sizzle reel for the tour. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sizzle reel was in 2006

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“Sizzle reel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sizzle%20reel. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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