Sound-bite



noun
1.
a brief, striking remark or statement excerpted from an audiotape or videotape for insertion in a broadcast news story.
noun
1.
a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television
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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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