journalese

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n journalese the style in which newspapers are written
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n journalese A style of writing fit only for rapid newspaper work; a style abounding in pretentious words and sudden colloquialisms and making crude bids for popularity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Journalese the language of journalism
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. diurnalis.

Usage

In literature:

The joyful journalese revealed that it was beyond question their boy, and it soothed Mrs. Cheyne for a while.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
You think and talk in Journalese.
"The Longest Journey" by E. M. Forster
It was by the crude, almost barbaric, cry of his journalese that Rudyard Kipling awoke the world with a start.
"Mark Twain" by Archibald Henderson
The column he was reading described the wedding of his uncle with Miss Jenny Launton, and journalese surpassed itself.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
Man, the journalese fairly soaks into the system.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
Journalese was getting out of hand again.
"Citadel" by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
Not for nothing had Captain Bingo dolefully boasted that his wife exuded Journalese from her very finger-ends.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
For Tacitus gave facilities for journalese, Juvenal for obscenity, and Pindar for colossal bathos.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
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