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Definition of "journalese" []

  • The style of writing often held to be characteristic of newspapers and magazines, distinguished by clichés, sensationalism, and triteness of thought. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "journalese" in a sentence
  • "This reminds me of the to-do a few years back (late 20th-early 21st century) when someone Chinese decided that the suffix '-ese' had a derogatory meaning in English (as in 'journalese')."
  • "QUOTE ABOVE: This reminds me of the to-do a few years back (late 20th-early 21st century) when someone Chinese decided that the suffix '-ese' had a derogatory meaning in English (as in 'journalese')."
  • "This, of course, leads to that particular form of "journalese" in which a cricket-ball becomes a "leathern missile" and so forth."