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

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The new series will launch from publisher Action Lab this winter, but a sneak preview will be available for attendees of next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cult Noir Comic 'Spencer & Locke' Returns This Winter," 12 July 2018 Yesterday, Dewan officially announced the news on Instagram, giving us a sneak preview of the gorgeous book cover. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Is Giving Us Her Best Lifestyle Tips In New Book 'Gracefully You'," 6 Feb. 2019 The sighting of her brand name led many to wonder if Rihanna was in fact giving a sneak preview of her own sunglass designs. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Tiny Sunglasses Are So Last Year—Just Ask Rihanna," 15 Jan. 2019 In an exclusive sneak preview for, Theresa sits down with a mother and daughter. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Makes Mom and Daughter Hysterical With Reading," 16 Nov. 2018 The designer revealed his ingenious sneak preview on Instagram Thursday night, keeping things simple with a photo of the duke and duchess of Sussex at the event. Emily Wang, Glamour, "This Designer Debuted His New Collection on Meghan Markle Instead of at Fashion Week," 7 Sep. 2018 In May 2018, the show's creator revealed that the reboot would be called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, along with a sneak preview of the lead character herself: On August 13, Netflix released two stills from the new series. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Everything You Need to Know," 13 Aug. 2018 The schedule will be released at about 8 p.m. tonight, but a source has given The Daily News a sneak preview of the Jets lineup. Mary Kay Cabot,, "Browns to host Jets on Thursday Night Football in week 3, per report," 19 Apr. 2018 Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4. Phillip Molnar,, "Comic-Con 2018: Here's your Friday schedule," 6 July 2018

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circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sneak preview was circa 1937

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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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