Definition of excerpt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

excerpt

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɛksərpt//
 
excerpt (from something)
 
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a short piece of writing, music, film, etc. taken from a longer whole Read the following excerpt from one of Milton's poems. They only played a short excerpt.
NAmE//ɛkˈsərpt//
 
, NAmE//ˈɛksərpt//
 
verb excerpt something (from something) The document was excerpted from an unidentified FBI file.