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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: preview /ˈpriːvjuː/ 
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  1. 1
    an opportunity to see something such as a play, film, or work of art before it is shown to the public

    a sneak preview of next season's fashions (=one that only very few people are allowed to see)

  2. 3
    something that gives an idea of what a future event will be like

    Recent storms and floods could be a preview of the effects of climate change.

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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