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sound bite

a brief, striking remark or statement excerpted from an audiotape or videotape for insertion in a broadcast news story.
Origin of sound bite
First recorded in 1985-90 Unabridged
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sound bite

a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television
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sound bite

noun phrase

A very brief excerpt of speech or film used esp in political campaigns to make a quick impression: They present him chiefly in a staccato series of sound bites (late 1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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sound bite

A short, striking, quotable statement well suited to a television news program. For example, He's extremely good at sound bites, but a really substantive speech is beyond him. This slangy expression, first recorded in 1980, originated in political campaigns in which candidates tried to get across a particular message or get publicity by having it picked up in newscasts.
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