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.

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

  2. tabloidadjective

    In the format of a tabloid.

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

  3. tabloidadjective

    Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.

    tabloid journalism

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

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  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. Richard Lowenstein:

    Other documentaries had been made, there was a drama series in Australia ... and nothing I recognized in the character even in the documentaries or the drama reminded me of anything I knew about the real person, there should be a proper record instead of these rumors and tabloid headlines.

  2. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell:

    I noticed an actor and her husband on [a recent cover of a celebrity tabloid] that said In Couples' Therapy! The clear message is, 'Oh, their marriage is ending.' There's such a negative connotation, in my previous relationship, we went to couples' therapy at the end, and that's often too late. You can't go after nine years and start figuring out what patterns you're in.

  3. 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.

  4. Senator Burr:

    In a tabloid-style hit piece today, NPR knowingly and irresponsibly misrepresented a speech I gave last month about the coronavirus threat, this lunch was hosted on Feb. 27 by the North Carolina State Society. It was publicly advertised and widely attended. NPR knew, but did not report, that attendees also included many non-members, bipartisan congressional staff, and representatives from the governors office.

  5. 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.

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