sizzle reel

noun

Definition of sizzle reel

: 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 During that conversation, the screen cut from Dubuc and Andavolu to a short sizzle reel that featured a few seconds of images related to Refinery29. Kerry Flynn, CNN, "Vice Media still doesn't really want to talk about Refinery29," 24 June 2020 But there was a notable dearth of video footage of the shows except a short sizzle reel near the end of the presentation. Natalie Jarvey, Billboard, "Apple Unveils Subscription News, Video Streaming & Game Subscription Services," 25 Mar. 2019 Oculus played a sizzle reel during the conference, and there’s apparently a demo here at Connect. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Oculus Connect 6: Significant Oculus Quest upgrades could render the Rift obsolete," 25 Sep. 2019 The sizzle reel, filmed at Peggy's multimillion-dollar Fort Lauderdale mansion, showcased the spoils of an accomplished life. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "She Won Athletes' Hearts. And Robbed Them Blind," 19 Sep. 2019 Participants are invited to come prepared with book proposals, head shots, résumés, and links to sizzle reels. Rob Long, National Review, "FIREDCON 2019!," 12 Sep. 2019 But a revealing sizzle reel, shown at theDisney's D23 Expo this past weekend, left fans feeling a disturbance in the force: Was that really Rey in a Sith-esque robe, holding a double-ended red lightsaber, thus heralding a turn to the dark side? Audrey Cleo Yap, chicagotribune.com, "Disturbance in the Force with latest ‘Stars Wars’ tease: Is Rey on the dark side?," 29 Aug. 2019 The company briefly previewed it in its sizzle reel at the Apple TV Plus announcement. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Apple TV Plus’ See reportedly costs almost $15 million per episode," 12 July 2019 While the official Bond Twitter account tweeted an impressive sizzle reel on Tuesday to show 007 business is proceeding, here's a rundown of the various dramas that have rocked the production of Bond 25, still set for release on April 8, 2020. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "James Bond: Recapping all the drama erupting around Daniel Craig's new 007 movie," 25 June 2019

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2006, in the meaning defined above

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“Sizzle reel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sizzle%20reel. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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