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Topic: NEWSPAPERS, PUBLISHING

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: Tabloid a trademark for a medicinal tablet (19-20 centuries); because of the small size of the tablet

tabloid

noun
     
tab‧loid also tabloid newspaper [countable]
TCN a newspaper that has small pages, a lot of photographs, and stories mainly about sex, famous people etc rather than serious news [↪ broadsheet]
tabloid adjective [only before noun]
tabloid journalists
WORD FOCUS: newspaper WORD FOCUS: newspaper
the press newspapers in general
the media
newspaper, TV, and radio
tabloid
a newspaper that does not contain much serious news, and mainly has short articles and photographs
broadsheet
British English/quality paper American English a newspaper that mostly contains reports about serious news
journalist
/reporter someone whose job is writing articles for newspapers
headline
the title of a newspaper report, written in big letters
article
a piece of writing about something in a newspaper
column
an article that appears regularly in a newspaper, in which someone writes about their opinions
editorial
a piece of writing in which the newspaper gives its comments on recent events
the front page
(which has the main news stories)
the back page
(which has the less important news, and news about sport)
the sports/television/fashion/arts etc page


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