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 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 On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled the first sneak preview of the new season, dropped a hint about what might happen to the (former) residents of Litchfield, and finally revealed that season 6 of OITNB will hit the streaming service on July 27. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Netflix Drops First Teaser for Season 6 of "Orange Is the New Black"," 5 June 2018 But on Friday night, someone claiming to be Nakomoto published 21 pages of new material—a sneak preview, allegedly, of a book about the cryptocurrency’s origins. Garrett M. Graff, WIRED, "Did Satoshi Nakamoto Write This Book Excerpt? A Wired Investigation," 1 July 2018 Reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2 (Copper and Kings) with the VIP sneak preview (5 p.m.). Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here's what to do in Louisville this week: Oscar watch party, Bourbon Classic & more," 28 Feb. 2018 Watch the full clip below, which aired Tuesday night in a sneak preview after the Fixer Upper season finale. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Here's Why You Don't See Every Room in a Fixer Upper Home Makeover," 29 Mar. 2017

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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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