snip·​pet | \ˈsni-pət \

Definition of snippet 

: a small part, piece, or thing especially : a brief quotable passage

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Examples of snippet in a Sentence

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However, the wedding snippet mysteriously was omitted from the video itself . . . Vogue, "Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Music Video Is Shameless Millennial Pandering and We Couldn’t Be More Grateful for It," 30 Nov. 2018 For messaging, Google is adding a new feature that will preview a snippet of a new text overlaid over an existing app like the music playback or Google Maps apps, but only when the car has come to a complete stop. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Android Auto update makes playing music and messaging easier and less distracting," 29 Nov. 2018 The latest snippet of insight into her motherhood came from Serena’s latest Instagram post, which featured a seriously adorable photo of her and daughter Olympia, hanging out together on set for her somewhat controversial GQ cover photoshoot. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams and Daughter Olympia are the Sweetest Pair on Their Joint Fashion Photoshoot," 22 Nov. 2018 Today, the company introduced Facemail, a way to record and share 15-second snippets of chats to your friends within the app. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Houseparty adds Facemail, a way to send recorded video chats to friends," 15 Oct. 2018 Producer Nick Loeb shares an audio snippet of the scuffle. Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter, "Daily Beast Reporter Involved In Altercation At Pro-Life 'Roe v. Wade' Shoot," 12 July 2018 But a snippet of the robot's code posted on the project page suggests this isn't the case, as does a close watch of the cube's self-solving process. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The Peak of Human Ingenuity Is a Rubik's Cube That Solves Itself," 25 Sep. 2018 On Instagram, the Miami Sound Machine icon posted a video of the announcement, and sang a snippet of the song. Madeleine Marr And Johanna A. Alvarez, miamiherald, "Gloria Estefan is making a move in her career. And it has nothing to do with singing.," 25 June 2018 Here’s a snippet of what happened at what Breznican thought would be the end of a brief, polite exchange. Sara Benincasa, Longreads, "Remembrance of Folks Past: A Reading List of the Stories We Tell," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of snippet

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snippet

snip entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of snippet

: a small piece of information or news

: a small part of something (such as a piece of music, a conversation, etc.)

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