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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A part or selection from written or printed matter.

Usage examples (33)
  • The famous author read an excerpt from her most notable book.
  • BM: This excerpt is the opening page or two of the book.
  • To celebrate the milestone, I've posted a 2,000-word excerpt from the opening of the book:
  • An excerpt from the letter sent to the TV stations: for more
Tutoring comment
  • To "accept" means to receive or approve, while "except" means to exclude. An "excerpt" is a short part of something written or filmed.
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