soundbite

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sound bite

also sound·bite (sound′bīt′)
n.
1. A short audio or video clip taken from a speech or press conference and broadcast especially during a news report: "The box has been spitting forth maddening nine-second sound bites" (Mary McGrory).
2. A short, catchy statement resembling those quoted or replayed by reporters.

sound′bite′ adj.
Translations

soundbite

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soundbite

[ˈsaʊndˌbaɪt] nfrase f incisiva (trasmessa per radio o per TV)
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It is the antithesis of Shakespeare" Actor Ralph Fiennes, claiming that the language of the Bard has been lost to the language of soundbites
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Approximate duration: 10 MINUTES with possible foreign language soundbites