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excerpt

ex·cerpt

excerpt

 
 
pronunciation:
ek srpt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a short section taken from a play, film, or written work.
Excerpts from the winning movies were shown at the award ceremony.
synonyms:
quotation
similar words:
passage, selection
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: excerpted, excerpting, excerpts
definition: to select and use part of a book, a film, or other work.
Every month, the magazine excerpts the first chapter of a new book.
synonyms:
cite, quote
similar words:
select
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  book, theater