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Definition of "excerpt" []

  • A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film. (noun)
  • To select or use (a passage or segment from a longer work). (verb-transitive)
  • To select or use material from (a longer work). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "excerpt" in a sentence
  • "* % excerpt% - A text-only excerpt of the body content."
  • "I love ancient myths … history was one of my favorite classes and I looked it up and heres in excerpt from the wiki article:"
  • "The focus of this excerpt is the lack of freedom of blacks (non-whites in general, actually, as it also included Chinese, Filipinos, native Americans, people from the Indian subcontinent and others)."