soundbyte vs sound bite : Common Errors in English

About soundbyte vs sound bite

A “sound bite” is a brief snippet of recorded speech, usually used in the context of news reporting. The term originated around 1980, long before the recording of such snippets on personal computers was common; so those who argue that the correct spelling is “sound byte” are mistaken.

sound bite Meaning(s)

  • (n) a very short speech; usually on radio or television

soundbyte in News

  • Ron Howard mocks tweets

    Ron Howard, master narrator, can apparently turn any lame soundbyte of your internal monologue into the makings of a perfect/ridiculous TV show. In order to prove his secret skill, Howard used his "Arrested Development" voiceover style to read a pile of random tweets from the show's fans.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

sound bite in News

  • Candidate Who

    Bill Thompson has a natural base and surprising allies beyond it. Now he has to make peace with the sound bite.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

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