snip·​pet ˈsni-pət How to pronounce snippet (audio)
: a small part, piece, or thing
especially : a brief quotable passage

Examples of snippet in a Sentence

snippets from the author's newest novel read them a snippet of his latest poem
Recent Examples on the Web Central to the ruling was that Google only allowed users to view snippets of text without providing the full book. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Sep. 2023 In early September, TikTok user One Tough Mother posted to the platform with a quick snippet of a flight from Las Vegas to Vancouver, Canada, and a tale that had everyone up in arms. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 18 Sep. 2023 Spammers responded by surrounding their pitches with snippets of human-sounding language lifted from old books and mashed together. Christopher Beam, WIRED, 14 Sep. 2023 The Enquirer food and dining writer shares behind-the-scenes news from the restaurant industry and little edible snippets from his life covering the beat. The Enquirer, 11 Sep. 2023 Known then for crafting music that amalgamated early dubstep, soul samples and snippets of his own eerie vibrato, Blake quickly ascended as an underground sensation. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 8 Sep. 2023 Some have heard snippets of the four tracks on social media platforms like TikTok, where some vinyl owners have posted short video clips of Guts playing on their record players, but videos like these are short-lived due to copyright strikes. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 9 Sep. 2023 Also incorporated are snippets of many early-1960s British dramas, some of them directed by Schlesinger, that shifted U.K. cinema’s outlook from stuffy to edgy. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2023 Though snippets of the Renaissance Tour, dispersed in clips and media commentary since its beginning in May 2023, issued reminders of her undeniable stardom, somehow none of that prepares you for the actual in-person experience. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 2 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


snip entry 1

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snippet was in 1664

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“Snippet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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snip·​pet ˈsnip-ət How to pronounce snippet (audio)
: a small part, piece, or thing

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