sound bite

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sound bite

also sound·bite (sound′bīt′)
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.

sound bite



(Broadcasting) a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television

sound′ bite`

a brief, striking statement excerpted from an audiotape or videotape for insertion in a broadcast news story.
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Noun1.sound bite - a very short speech; usually on radio or television
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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