sound bite
noun Date: 1972 a brief recorded statement (as by a public figure) broadcast especially on a television news program; also a brief catchy comment or saying

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  • sound bite — n a very short part of a speech or statement, especially one made by a politician, that is broadcast on a radio or television news programme …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sound bite — sound ,bite noun count a short comment by a politician or other famous person that is taken from a longer conversation or speech and broadcast alone because it is especially interesting or effective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sound bite — sound′ bite n. sbz a brief, striking statement excerpted from an audiotape or videotape for insertion in a broadcast news story • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • sound bite — [n] very brief broadcast statement blurb*, buzzword, clip, excerpt, fifteen minutes of fame*, newsbreak, news item, notation, note, one liner, outtake, passage, photo opportunity, piece, quotation, quote, saying, selection, slogan, snippet, spot… …   New thesaurus

  • sound bite — ► NOUN ▪ a short extract from a recorded interview, chosen for its pungency or aptness …   English terms dictionary

  • sound bite — n. a brief, quotable remark, or excerpt from a speech, made as by a politician and suitable for use on TV or radio newscasts: often a dismissive term implying superficiality …   English World dictionary

  • sound bite — noun a very short speech; usually on radio or television • Hypernyms: ↑line * * * noun : a brief recorded statement (as by a public figure) broadcast especially on a television news program ; also : a brief catchy comment or phrase * * * a brief …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sound bite — A sound bite is an audiolinguistic and social communications phenomenon whose nature was recognized in the late 20th century, helped by people such as Marshall McLuhan. It is characterized by a short phrase or sentence that deftly captures the… …   Wikipedia

  • sound bite — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sound bite : singular sound bite plural sound bites a short comment by a politician or other famous person that is taken from a longer conversation or speech and broadcast alone because it is very interesting… …   English dictionary

  • sound-bite — adjective Date: 1986 containing or characterized by sound bites < sound bite politics > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sound bite — noun /ˈsaʊndbʌɪt/ a) An extract from a speech or interview used as edited into a news or other broadcast; an interview clip, especially seen as particularly expressive or pithy. The ground offensive against Iraq ended after 100 hours, partly out… …   Wiktionary

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