preview

[ pree-vyoo ]
/ ˈpriˌvyu /

noun

an earlier or previous view.
an advance showing of a motion picture, play, etc., before its public opening.
an advance showing of brief scenes in a motion picture, television show, etc., for purposes of advertisement.
anything that gives an advance idea or impression of something to come.

verb (used with object)

to view or show beforehand or in advance.

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Origin of preview

First recorded in 1600–10; 1920–25 for def. 2; pre- + view

OTHER WORDS FROM preview

un·pre·viewed, adjective
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preview

US prevue

/ (ˈpriːvjuː) /

noun

an advance or preliminary view or sight
an advance showing before public presentation of a film, art exhibition, etc, usually before an invited audience of celebrities and journalists
a public performance of a play before the official first night

verb

(tr) to view in advance
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