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 Friends who’ve seen excerpts are horrified; one swan, given a sneak preview, cuts him out of her life. al, 11 Oct. 2021 Fans hoping to see a sneak preview of Louisville's men's basketball team in action will have a chance next month when the program holds a Team 108 Tip-Off intra-squad scrimmage at the KFC Yum Center. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 27 Sep. 2021 In the sneak preview, Oh's character tackles the rapid unraveling of the Pembroke English department, along with her tumultuous love life. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 5 Aug. 2021 The first public sneak preview will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Royal Theater in Danville. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Aug. 2021 This sneak preview from the upcoming Teen Mom 2 reunion may give you whiplash. Kristen Baldwin,, 26 July 2021 The club provided an exclusive sneak preview of the commemorative uniforms on the Browns Mobile App just after midnight on Saturday. cleveland, 24 July 2021 Tuesday offered a sneak preview of the incoming heat. Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2021 As voiced by Ali Wong, Bertie has been both a reflection of our broader era of anxiety and a sneak preview of how much more anxious things would get. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of sneak preview

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Sneak preview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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


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