What does tabloid mean?

Definitions for tabloid
ˈtæb lɔɪdtabloid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yellow journalism, tabloid, tabnoun

    sensationalist journalism

  2. tabloid, rag, sheetnoun

    newspaper with half-size pages

Wiktionary

  1. tabloidnoun

    A newspaper having pages half the dimensions of the standard format, especially one that favours stories of a sensational nature over more serious news.

  2. tabloidadjective

    In the format of a tabloid.

  3. tabloidadjective

    Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.

    tabloid journalism

  4. Etymology: From a trademark for a medicine compressed into a tablet. See -oid.

ChatGPT

  1. tabloid

    A tabloid is a type of popular newspaper or magazine that presents news in a condensed, sensationalized form, often with colorful pictures and catchy headlines. The term also refers to the size of such a publication, being smaller than a conventional newspaper. It typically focuses on celebrity news, gossip, and scandal, and may also include opinionated articles, crime stories, and human-interest stories.

Wikidata

  1. Tabloid

    A tabloid is a newspaper with compact page size smaller than broadsheet, although there is no standard for the precise dimensions of the tabloid newspaper format. The term "tabloid journalism", which, along with the use of large pictures, tends to emphasize topics such as sensational crime stories, astrology, celebrity gossip and TV is commonly associated with tabloid sized newspapers, though some respected newspapers such as The Independent and The Times are in tabloid format, and in the United Kingdom the size is used by nearly all local newspapers. In the United States, it is commonly the format employed by alternative newspapers. Some small-format papers which claim a higher standard of journalism refer to themselves as compact newspapers instead. The tabloid newspaper format is particularly popular in the United Kingdom, where its page dimensions are roughly 430 mm × 280 mm. Larger newspapers, traditionally associated with higher-quality journalism, are often called broadsheets, and this designation often remains in common usage even if the newspaper moves to printing on smaller pages, as many have in recent years. Thus the terms tabloid and broadsheet are, in non-technical usage, today more descriptive of a newspaper's market position than its physical size.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabloid in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tabloid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tabloid in a Sentence

  1. Mathew Rosengart:

    This is overblown sensational tabloid fodder -- nothing more than a fabricated' he said she said' regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever, anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately.

  2. Republican Ted Cruz:

    It's tabloid smear, and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    She was getting such really relentless negative press from the British tabloid press, it doesn't surprise me at all. I think they had enough. And we saw what happened to Princess Diana. And I think the last thing that Harry wanted to happen was the exact same thing that happened to his mother. So, I think that they really gave it a good go. I mean, I was there, I read all the articles.

  4. Britney Spears:

    It's really sad to see that some tabloid magazines still have to manufacture ill will between Britney Spears and me, if certain journalists want to throw their integrity out the window by spreading false information, then so be it. But I'm not falling for their lies and neither should my fans or Britney's.

  5. Hayden Mora:

    I believe that the more people who know transgender people, the more they will understand, accept and support us, that happens only if they acknowledge our humanity, and not treat us like tabloid fodder.

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