A preview gives you a look at something that hasn't been released yet. You see lots of previews at the movies.

If you've been to a movie lately, chances are you saw plenty of previews — little highlights of upcoming movies that are designed to make you want to see them. Any little snippet designed to get you excited about something to come can be called a preview. If you're writing a novel, you could give someone a preview by reading them a few lines. And you're lucky enough to see a show before it opens to the public, you're previewing it.

Definitions of preview

n an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

prevue, trailer
Type of:
ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing
a public promotion of some product or service

n a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

sneak preview
a preview to test audience reactions
Type of:
screening, showing, viewing
the display of a motion picture

v watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public

Type of:
catch, see, take in, view, watch
see or watch

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