sound bite also sound·bite (soundbīt′)
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.
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