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snippet

Line breaks: snip|pet
Pronunciation: /ˈsnɪpɪt
 
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Definition of snippet in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms

Derivatives

snippety

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adjective
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

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