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
sound + bite (Wiktionary)