brief, little, short
lengthy, long

Here is a rather lengthy excerpt from the essay.

5-minute, 10-minute, etc.

This DVD contains a 10-minute excerpt from the stage show.

exclusive (esp. AmE)

an exclusive excerpt from his new book


The following excerpts all come from the ‘Spring Symphony’.

book, video (both esp. AmE)

She compiled dozens of book excerpts about the country.

contain, feature, include, play, present, print, provide, publish, quote, read, run (esp. AmE), show

The article included excerpts from various interviews.

Let's run a little excerpt of what Governor Dixon had to say.

excerpt from

The paper published some short excerpts from Mandela's memoirs.

excerpt of (esp. AmE)

a short excerpt of a poem by Keats

Excerpt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑article

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  • excerpt — [n] citation; something taken from a whole extract, fragment, notation, note, part, passage, pericope, piece, portion, quotation, quote, saying, section, selection; concepts 270,274,835 Ant. insert, whole excerpt [v] take a part from a whole… …   New thesaurus

  • Excerpt — Ex cerpt ([e^]k s[ e]rpt; 277), n. An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excerpt — Ex*cerpt ([e^]k*s[ e]rpt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excerpted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Excerpting}.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See {Excerp}.] To select; to extract; to cite; to quote. [1913 Webster] Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excerpt — I noun citation, clipping, excerption, extract, part, passage, passage taken from a book, portion, quotation, quote, quoted passage, reference, representative selection, select passage, selection associated concepts: redact portions of a… …   Law dictionary

  • excerpt — n *extract …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • excerpt — ► NOUN ▪ a short extract from a film or piece of music or writing. ► VERB ▪ take (a short extract) from a text. ORIGIN from Latin excerpere pluck out …   English terms dictionary

  • excerpt — [ek sʉrpt′, iksʉrpt; ] also, and for n., always [, ek′sʉrpt΄] vt. [< L excerptus, pp. of excerpere, to pick out, choose < ex , out + carpere, to pick, pluck < IE * kerp < base * (s)ker , to cut, scrape > HARVEST] to select, take… …   English World dictionary

  • excerpt — 01. I decided to buy the book after reading an [excerpt] in a magazine. 02. At my grandmother s funeral, my father read out an [excerpt] from a book that she loved. 03. The priest read an [excerpt] from the Bible at mass. 04. The students… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • excerpt — I n. 1) to quote an excerpt 2) an excerpt from II v. (D; tr.) to excerpt from (to excerpt a passage from a work) * * * [ eksɜːpt] an excerpt from to quote anexcerpt (D; tr.) to excerpt from (to excerpt a passage from a work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • excerpt — {{11}}excerpt (n.) 1630s, from L. excerptum an extract, selection, neut. of pp. of excerpere (see EXCERPT (Cf. excerpt) (v.)). Related: excerpts. {{12}}excerpt (v.) early 15c. (implied in excerpte), from L. excerptus, pp. of excerpere pluck out,… …   Etymology dictionary

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