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1. (Broadcasting) US a first airing or announcement of a particular news story
2. (Journalism & Publishing) US a first airing or announcement of a particular news story
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(ˈnuzˌbreɪk, ˈnyuz-)

1. a newsworthy event.
2. a station break that consists typically of short news items.
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Noun1.newsbreak - a short news announcement concerning some on-going news storynewsbreak - a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
bulletin - a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
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