A short, usually exciting, remark made in an audio-friendly medium. Most often heard spoken by newsreaders in lieu of presenting actual stories, or as teasers for imminent, focused information on a specific topic.

Also a derogatory term used to malign legitimate information produced in an audio format. Labelling a forty-minute exposé of corruption in the state senate as a soundbite casts aspersions of shoddy reporting, research, delivery, or a mix of the above on the content in question.