sound bitesound bite
a brief, quotable remark, or excerpt from a speech, made as by a politician and suitable for use on TV or radio newscasts: often a dismissive term implying superficiality
- 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 )
- A short, catchy statement resembling those quoted or replayed by reporters.
(plural sound bites)
- (journalism, television) An extract from a speech or interview used as edited into a news or other broadcast; an interview clip, especially seen as particularly expressive or pithy.
- (often pejorative) A one-liner deliberately produced for this purpose; a statement specifically intended to be punchy and memorable.