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
Recent Examples on the Web Every snippet of information about the show has left us hungry for more, from the lush New Zealand locations to the news that Saint Maud’s Morfydd Clark will play the elf Galadriel. Radhika Seth, Vogue, "6 Amazon Prime Originals Worth Getting Excited About This Year," 30 Mar. 2021 Tominersen is an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)—a snippet of DNA that is intended to block production of a mutant protein, huntingtin, that causes Huntington disease. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Promising drug for Huntington disease fails in major trial," 23 Mar. 2021 Collins was very fond of the tune and often sang a snippet of it when introducing Rutherford to the audience at Genesis concerts in the late Eighties and early Nineties. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, "Flashback: Phil Collins Sings ‘All I Need Is a Miracle’ With Eric Clapton," 4 Mar. 2021 Genova relays one study in which people watched a video snippet of two cars about to collide. Michael P. H. Stanley, National Review, "How Memory Works and Why It Fails," 20 Mar. 2021 The Assistant will display a map snippet with the location information. Chris Smith, BGR, "Google Maps just got a great new location sharing feature, but it already needs fixing," 19 Mar. 2021 At the Qatar Airways counter at Dulles Airport, premium travelers may fast-track at a snippet of the pace for their coach counterparts. Ali Shahbaz, Forbes, "Surprising Details You Can’t Miss About Pandemic Air Travel In 2021," 2 Mar. 2021 Because while viewers only have to watch a little snippet each week of the misery, the contestants have to live in it. Dalton Ross,, "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Julia Sokolowski says beaches infested with massive rats," 24 Feb. 2021 The transfer occurred through a snippet of code known as a software development kit without providing users notice or obtaining consent. Jeff Horwitz, WSJ, "Facebook Blocks Collection of Sensitive Data Through Apps Following New York Probe," 18 Feb. 2021

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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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7 Apr 2021

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“Snippet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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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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