Synonyms for tabloid

Grammar : Noun
Spell : tab-loid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtæb lɔɪd

Définition of tabloid

Origin :
  • 1884, "small tablet of medicine," trademark name (by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.) for compressed or concentrated chemicals and drugs, formed from tablet + Greek-derived suffix -oid. By 1898, it was being used figuratively to mean a compressed form or dose of anything, hence tabloid journalism (1901), and newspapers that typified it (1918), so called for having short, condensed news articles and/or for being small in size.
  • noun newspaper
Example sentences :
  • Tabloid sterilisers I have found to be effective in an emergency.
  • Extract from : « Training for the Trenches » by Leslie Vickers
  • Among other things, I gave him a tabloid of quinine and iron twice a day.
  • Extract from : « Gorillas & Chimpanzees » by R. L. Garner
  • James listened attentively to this tabloid tragedy, but made no comment.
  • Extract from : « The Man Upstairs » by P. G. Wodehouse
  • He pulled a glass tube from one of his pockets and gave her a tabloid.
  • Extract from : « The White Blackbird » by Hudson Douglas
  • Instead he threw himself on the bed and read a tabloid newspaper.
  • Extract from : « Clue of the Silken Ladder » by Mildred A. Wirt
  • She had an uncanny way of expanding Heppie's tabloid speeches.
  • Extract from : « The Window at the White Cat » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • That's the tabloid novel—one swallow of water, and it's gone.
  • Extract from : « The Trimmed Lamp » by O. Henry
  • For use throw one tabloid into a cup of hot water, wait a minute and a satisfying infusion is the result.
  • Extract from : « Touring Afoot » by Claude Powell Fordyce
  • For hours—eating what meager stock of tabloid food with which their vehicle was provisioned—they flew onward.
  • Extract from : « Tarrano the Conqueror » by Raymond King Cummings
  • Her report was really an interesting 'travelogue' of a trip around the world, given in tabloid form.
  • Extract from : « Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers » by Bhakta Vishita

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