Definition of snippet in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsnipit/


A small piece or brief extract: snippets of information about the war
More example sentences
  • Brief drama snippets and tiny factoids, that's all we get these days.
  • News reports come at us in brief snippets devoid of history or context that explain what they mean.
  • So it's hard to evaluate the investigation based on just the brief snippet that I saw reported.
piece, bit, scrap, fragment, particle, shred;
excerpt, extract



Pronunciation: /ˈsnipədē/
Example sentences
  • I started reading it at home, and it's full of bizarre fascinating snippety historical bits.
  • Forgive me if I take a long time with the next chapter and if it seems snippety and choppy: I just started taking midterms today.
  • Recording made him nervous and he gave up in mid-career, relenting for this album to play solo Bach in long stretches, without snippety editing or technical interference.

Words that rhyme with snippet

pipit, sippet, skippet, tippet, Tippett, whippet

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: snip·pet

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.