snip·​pet | \ ˈsni-pət How to pronounce snippet (audio) \

Definition of snippet

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

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Examples of snippet in a Sentence

snippets from the author's newest novel read them a snippet of his latest poem

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But unlike, say, Kauai, Dubai’s snippets of land are manmade. Catharine Hamm,, "Escapes: See fireworks on the Fourth in Southern California and find savings in Yosemite," 4 July 2019 Without prior knowledge, the context, inside jokes, vague references, characters and brief snippets of scenes would be impossible to fully understand. Pomerado News, "REVIEW: ‘Puffs’ is magical fun for Harry Potter fans," 26 June 2019 Examples the researchers generated including a video of Rasputin singing a Beyoncé song and a snippet of Albert Einstein giving a lecture. Samantha Oltman, Vox, "Recode Daily: Soon you might know exactly how much you’re worth to Facebook," 24 June 2019 These code snippets can do some helpful things, like remembering the contents of your shopping cart. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.," 23 June 2019 Or, more likely, the headlines, chyrons, video snippets and news alerts. Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post, "In debates, gaffes and viral moments are entertaining. But they shouldn’t steal the show.," 23 June 2019 These code snippets can do some helpful things, like remembering the contents of your shopping cart. Anchorage Daily News, "Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.," 22 June 2019 The 6-second video snippet was released Friday by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department, which oversees the airport. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "Texas man punches TSA agents at Sky Harbor Airport in video released Friday," 21 June 2019 While seen only in snippets, the sequence still manages to showcase what made Fosse’s choreography so special. Liz Shannon Miller,, "Margaret Qualley stars as dancer Ann Reinking, ‘one of my heroes,’ in ‘Fosse’," 17 June 2019

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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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The first known use of snippet was in 1664

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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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an act or instance of editing or removing

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