Tabloid meaning

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A newspaper of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with illustrated, often sensational material.
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In summary form; condensed.
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A newspaper using such a page size, esp. one with many pictures and short, often sensational, news stories.
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Condensed; short.
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Of or characterized by the sensationalism regarded as typical of tabloids.

Tabloid talk shows.

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(publishing) A newspaper having pages half the dimensions of the standard format, especially one that favours stories of a sensational nature over more serious news.
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In the format of a tabloid.
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Relating to a tabloid or tabloids.

Tabloid journalism.

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The definition of a tabloid is a half size page of a newspaper, or a newspaper or magazine with short, exciting and often gossipy stories.

An example of a tabloid is the National Enquirer.

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Lurid or sensational.
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A size of newspaper page, about 14 inches high by 12 inches wide, half the size of a standard page.
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Origin of tabloid

  • From tabloid journalism from Tabloid trademark for a drug or chemical in condensed form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary