sound-bite

adjective \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌbīt \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of sound-bite

:containing or characterized by sound bites
  • sound-bite politics

First Known Use of sound-bite

1986


sound bite

noun

Definition of sound bite

:a brief recorded statement (as by a public figure) broadcast especially on a television news program; also :a brief catchy comment or saying

Examples of sound bite in a Sentence

  1. His campaign relies on catchy sound bites.

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First Known Use of sound bite

1972


SOUND-BITE Defined for English Language Learners

sound bite

noun

Definition of sound bite for English Language Learners

  • : a short recorded statement that is broadcast on a television or radio news program


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