What does blurb mean?

Definitions for blurbblɜrb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endorsement, indorsement, blurb(noun)

    a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

    "the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book"


  1. blurb(Noun)

    A short description of a book, film, musical work, or other product written and used for promotional purposes.

  2. blurb(Verb)

    To write or quote something in a blurb

  3. Origin: Coined by American humorist Gelett Burgess (1866-1951) on a book dust jacket at a trade association dinner in 1907. It said “YES, this is a “BLURB”!” and featured a (fictitious) “Miss Belinda Blurb” shown calling out, described as “in the act of blurbing”.


  1. Blurb

    A blurb is a short summary or promotional piece accompanying a creative work. The word was coined in 1907 by American humorist Gelett Burgess. It may refer to the text on the back of a book but can also be seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites. A blurb may introduce a newspaper or magazine feature story.


  1. Blurb

    Blurb is a startup that allows anyone to create customized books (as in, a real, tangible book that you can hold). Using the company’s BookSmart software (Mac and PC), users can create photo books, portfolios, business books, wedding books, blog books and more. Books can either be created for self-use or shared, marketed and sold at cost or for profit in Blurb’s online bookstore. Blurb authors get to keep 100% of the book’s mark-up.In October of 2007, the company introduced features that let users collaboratively create books and share photos.Blurb initially launched in May of 2006 with a tool to turn your blog into a book. The service has since been expanded. Many of Blurb’s competitors like Lulu and iUniverse tend to focus on creating books out of manuscripts, rather that photo-oriented books. Picaboo appears to be Blurb’s closest competitor.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blurb in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blurb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Handler:

    I'm only writing a book about a black girl who is allergic to watermelon if I get a blurb from you, Cornell West, Toni Morrison, and Barack Obama saying this guy's OK.

  2. Michael Briggs:

    What Senator Sanders said in that book blurb is absolutely true, the next president must do everything possible to reinvigorate American democracy and get working people to stand up for their interests. This country, under the outstanding leadership of President Obama and Vice President Biden, has come a very long way since President Bush left office.

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