Definitions for journaleseˌdʒɜr nlˈiz, -ˈis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jour•nal•eseˌdʒɜr nlˈiz, -ˈis(n.)

  1. a style of writing regarded as typical of newspapers and magazines.

    Category: Journalism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. journalese(noun)

    the style in which newspapers are written


  1. journalese(Noun)

    A style of writing used in some newspapers and magazines, characterized by clichu00E9, hyperbolic language and clipped syntax.


  1. Journalese

    Journalese is the artificial or hyperbolic, and sometimes over-abbreviated, language regarded as characteristic of the popular media. Joe Grimm, formerly of the Detroit Free Press, likened journalese to a "stage voice": "We write journalese out of habit, sometimes from misguided training, and to sound urgent, authoritative and, well, journalistic. But it doesn't do any of that."


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