Definition of snapshot
1 : a casual photograph made typically by an amateur with a small handheld camera
2 : an impression or view of something brief or transitory a snapshot of life back then
Examples of snapshot in a Sentence
fans excitedly took snapshots of the rock star as he dashed into the hotel
Recent Examples of snapshot from the Web
The mother of two has responded to each with snapshots of her son and a short note to consider the human behind those hospital bills.
Narrator Citron notes many of the snapshots were taken outside the gaze of the heterosexual mainstream, meant for private viewing only.
But Kendall switched things up for her latest Instagram snapshots, instead giving flashes of '60s style cues like a beehive/bouffant updo, as well as cute leopard print and gingham intimates.
Here, just a snapshot of the buzz: But who's actually playing young Daya?
For the first time the report is entirely online and includes state-by-state snapshots and data tables.
SnapshotLaura Kipnis on the platitudes of middle age: This isn’t exactly scintillating stuff, and for women writers the ground is especially well trod.
The statue, which was unearthed in the 1970s in a Polish archaeological dig, for years graced the entrance to the Palmyra museum and frequently turned up in visitors’ snapshots.
Here’s a snapshot of five ways Season 5 drinks at the well of the political climate of today.
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First Known Use of snapshot
SNAPSHOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of snapshot for English Language Learners
: an informal photograph that is taken quickly
: a quick view or a small amount of information that tells you a little about what someone or something is like
SNAPSHOT Defined for Kids
Definition of snapshot for Students
: a photograph taken usually with an inexpensive hand-held camera
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