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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In the post below, there are still a few snippets of her vlog still available. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What 'Bachelor' Contestant Cassie Randolph's Instagram Tells Us About Her Post-Show Life," 5 Feb. 2019 The Instagram post is a quick snippet of a longer video, and the holiday dollhouse? Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Emily Henderson Shares How To Be A Perfect Holiday Host...As A Barbie Doll," 24 Dec. 2018 Located in the Thimble Islands of Long Island Sound, Potato Island is a one-acre snippet of land with a 3,871-square-foot house sitting on the island’s southern end. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Charming 1912 house on a private island asks $4.9M," 5 Dec. 2018 Creators can show behind-the-scenes snippets of videos being made, for example, or tease upcoming collaborations. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube is rolling out its Instagram-like Stories feature to more creators," 29 Nov. 2018 The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer also offers plenty more of Johnny Depp's eponymous villain, Gellert Grindelwald, including a particularly interesting, albeit brief, snippet featuring him and current rival, former friend Dumbledore. Chelsea Stone, Teen Vogue, "The Final "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" Trailer Reveals Major "Harry Potter" Connections," 25 Sep. 2018 The multiscreen effort, produced by MODE Studios Inc., honors Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) and includes audio snippets that present him as a socially conscious dancemaker. Robert Greskovic, WSJ, "New Works to Celebrate an Established Company," 12 Dec. 2018 Try Not to Sing Challenge Create a new Spotify playlist and have everyone add their favorite sing-along songs. Gather around and listen to snippets of each song while trying not join in along. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "25 Fun Challenges to Play With Your Friends," 27 Nov. 2018 Listen to a few snippets of Vic Mensa's interview below. Nerisha Penrose, Billboard, "Vic Mensa Teases Upcoming Collaboration With Chance the Rapper & Valee, Criticizes Kanye West For 'Telling Untruths' in New Interview," 12 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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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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