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 Hence, the 2020 Frontier, where an old design provides a sneak preview of coming attractions. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Nissan Frontier Is a Resto Rod," 15 Sep. 2020 Revolution Beauty is launching an official Friends makeup line on September 14, and it's given Allure a small sneak preview. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "This Affordable Friends Makeup Line Will Transport You Right Back to the '90s," 11 Sep. 2020 California’s sneak preview of (a part of) the Green New Deal does not appear to be working out too well. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of August 17," 21 Aug. 2020 Asher is experimenting with new cocktails that one day could make up the new Grey Hen menu, giving customers a sneak preview at what's to come. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "These award-winning Arizona bars now serve takeout cocktails. Here's what's on the menus," 11 July 2020 Popular Italian restaurant Ava Gene’s rolled out a sneak preview of Cicoria, the Midwestern tavern-style pizzeria previously slated for late spring in the former bakery next door. oregonlive, "These Portland restaurants reinvented themselves to survive coronavirus pandemic," 3 June 2020 Lincoln and Rivian Think of this project as a sneak preview of automaker tie-ups and vehicle development in the future. David Beard, Car and Driver, "Lincoln Mark E, a Rivian-Based Electric SUV, Coming in 2022," 28 Apr. 2020 Also, the school’s new fourth- and fifth-grade wing will be open at the event for a sneak preview. cleveland, "Cain Park 2020 musicals announced: Press Run," 15 Nov. 2019 See the world premiere of the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot trailer, followed by a Hall H-only sneak preview of the movie-within-a-movie scene from the reboot Jay and Silent Bob are trying to stop: Bluntman V Chronic ! Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con Saturday schedule: Marvel Studios returns to Hall H," 6 July 2019

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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 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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