Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief statement, as by a politician, taken from an audiotape or videotape and broadcast especially during a news report: "The box has been spitting forth maddening nine-second sound bites” ( Mary McGrory).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An extract from a speech or interview used as edited into a news or other broadcast; an interview clip, especially seen as particularly expressive or pithy.
  • n. A one-liner deliberately produced for this purpose; a statement specifically intended to be punchy and memorable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

sound +‎ bite (Wiktionary)

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  • This is probably the proper (or at least the original) spelling. See also comments on the sound byte page.

    October 23, 2007