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

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Recent Examples on the Web For instance, most recently, LeAnn shared a snippet of herself partaking in some pre show fun with a warm up challenge that's pretty impressive. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 21 May 2022 Smollett, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, shared a snippet of the song in an Instagram post Friday. NBC News, 11 Apr. 2022 Earlier in the week, Harlow shared a snippet of the infectious hook, which sent TikTokers into a hot-and-bothered frenzy. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2022 Gottmik, 25, shared a snippet from the video on Instagram, which showed the playful and fun vibe as Grande struggled to get a word out without collapsing into laughter. Dan Heching,, 2 Mar. 2022 Prior to the full track’s release, the singer shared a snippet of the song alongside a video of her lip-syncing along. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 3 Feb. 2022 According to the snippet, Reymundo Diaz (Joseph Melendez) waited six years to confront Torres after he was taken down during an undercover operation. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 The hilarious Family Feud snippet is just another example of why Steve makes the show worth watching. Katherine Tinsley, Good Housekeeping, 25 Feb. 2022 In such circumstances, the justifiably paranoid mind naturally believes this snippet of film, stolen at random by a lowlife pickpocket, could decide the fate of the planet. Mark Jacobson, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of snippet

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snippet

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The first known use of snippet was in 1664

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25 May 2022

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“Snippet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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