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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Then, after the sound system broadcast a snippet of Mr. Lagerfeld’s voice, his beloved efficiency prevailed. Rory Satran, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most—and Least—Intriguing Women’s Trends for 2019," 8 Mar. 2019 In the quick online snippet, shared by husband Mike Fisher, Carrie wears a Bebe au Lait cotton nursing cover while balancing Jacob in one hand and a yellow balloon in the other. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Share First Video of Their Life With Baby Jacob," 3 Mar. 2019 So here’s a small snippet of that conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Sharp Objects’ Patricia Clarkson has great advice for young actors — and everybody else, too," 4 Aug. 2018 The song's a Frankenstein's monster, with limp snippets of bombast and reflection haphazardly stitched together. Eric Renner Brown, Billboard, "Every Song from Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Summer Albums Series, Ranked," 25 June 2018 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

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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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