sneak preview

noun

: 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 Shoppers in New York can get a sneak preview of the collab on March 15-16 at a special pop-up at The Shed at Hudson Yards; learn more here. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 Diners got a sneak preview of the Nite Wolf at a handful of pop-up ramen dinners hosted at Uncle Wolfie’s since November. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 And the first sneak preview for the public, in Mountain View, California, got a standing ovation. Clark Collis, EW.com, 25 May 2023 Fortunately, Premiere Napa Valley, an annual event for members of the wine trade, offers a sneak preview of the goodness to come each year. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 3 Mar. 2024 Get a sneak preview when Sid Gold’s pops up at Buffalo and Bergen inside the market. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 Prospective students can already get a sneak preview of what will be in store in September through the university’s website. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 19 Feb. 2024 In 2018, Yum Brands’ Taco Bell launched a TV commercial for its then-new Nacho Fries that looked just like a sneak preview a viewer might see at the local bijou. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024 The evening will begin with a sneak preview of Chrissy & Dave Dine Out followed by a conversation with the hosts and intimate dinner hosted by the Sunrise Collective and Disney. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sneak preview was circa 1937

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“Sneak preview.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sneak%20preview. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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