Excerpt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeksɜːrpt|  American pronunciation of the word excerpt
Brit.  |ˈeksɜːpt|  British pronunciation of the word excerpt

noun

- a passage selected from a larger work(syn: excerption, extract, selection)

verb

- take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy (syn: extract)

Examples

She read an excerpt from the play.

I've read only excerpts of Moby-Dick, never the whole book.

Today's reading is excerpted from the Bible.

An excerpt of the speech appeared in the Sunday paper.

he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

I published an excerpt from "Road" (melling it with parts of "Visions of Neal").

Word forms

noun
singular: excerpt
plural: excerpts
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