sneak preview


: a special advance showing of a motion picture usually announced but not named

Example Sentences

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 Twitter user Evan Ross Katz points out that the dress worn by the dummy looks like the same dress worn by Tanya in a sneak preview of the season finale. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 7 Dec. 2022 Most postseason quarterbacks look something like Kyler Murray, who provided a sneak preview in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. Dallas News, 6 Jan. 2022 This June, Mark Zuckerberg gave the world a sneak preview of prototypes for four virtual reality headsets, a teaser that left gamers salivating. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 29 July 2022 On Wednesday night, Novy was on hand at the local garden to proudly oversee a sneak preview of the light installation for employees, their guests and the media. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 Early fall snow is giving Oregon a sneak preview of ski season, with downhill runs opening two weeks before Thanksgiving on the slopes Mount Hood. oregonlive, 10 Nov. 2022 Ahead of the major TV event, P!nk gave folks on Instagram a sneak preview at the entire family minutes before stepping out on the red carpet. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 21 Nov. 2022 IndyStar got a sneak preview of what fans can expect. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 18 Nov. 2022 Ralph Macchio ducked into New York’s Baronet and Coronet Theatre for a sneak preview of Karate Kid on May 19, 1984. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Oct. 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Sneak preview.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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