sneak preview


Definition of sneak preview

: a special advance showing of a motion picture usually announced but not named

Examples of sneak preview in a Sentence

A few prominent writers were invited to a sneak preview of the new film. a sneak preview of this fall's fashions

Recent Examples on the Web

Raptors fans received a sneak preview of the '95 jerseys during the team's championship parade in June. Michael Shapiro,, "Raptors Unveil Throwback 1995 Dinosaur Jersey for 2019-20," 30 Aug. 2019 The drive provided a sneak preview of the Browns’ explosive offense this season, and Mayfield looked right at home running the uptempo scheme. Mary Kay Cabot,, "Baker Mayfield makes quick work of Redskins and Mack Wilson grabs 2 picks in Browns 30-10 win in 1st preseason game," 8 Aug. 2019 The question is: Could her nail posts actually be a sneak preview of what's to come in a Kylie Jenner nail line? Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Registered a Nail Trademark — Is a Kylie Cosmetics Polish Line on Its Way?," 24 July 2019 What’s happening today in New York is a sneak preview: a dress rehearsal, for a handful of friends and family, on the iconic stage of Studio 8H, where the last great boy band of the aughts made its first and only appearance a decade ago. Jason Gay, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jonas Brothers: From Pop Stars to Rock Stars," 6 June 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, the annual pop culture convention, has become the go-to place for studios to drop trailers and sneak previews for their buzziest films and television shows, from horror movies to superhero fare. Time, "Here Are All the Best Trailers From San Diego Comic-Con," 18 July 2019 Disney World passholders to get preview As the debut of Galaxy’s Edge approaches in Disney World, some annual passholders will get sneak previews. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Star Wars Rise of the Resistance to open first at Disney World, then Disneyland in 2020," 11 July 2019 For one final weekend, interested parties can still get a sneak preview of the new acreage in proximity to Spring Branch and Bulverde and convenient to San Antonio. Houston Chronicle, "Sneak preview of Belle Oaks being held over one final weekend," 7 July 2019 Yorke tweeted about the film, which will also screen in IMAX theaters for sneak previews on June 26: Of course, what the film actually is isn’t at all clear right now. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson made a music video for Netflix," 20 June 2019

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circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sneak preview

: a special showing of something (such as a movie, play, or product) before it becomes available to the general public

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