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tab·loid

 (tăb′loid′)
n.
A newspaper of small format giving the news in condensed form, usually with illustrated, often sensational material.
adj.
1. In summary form; condensed.
2. Lurid or sensational.

[From tabloid journalism, from Tabloid, trademark for a drug or chemical in condensed form.]

tab′loid′ism n.

tabloid

(ˈtæblɔɪd)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a newspaper with pages about 30 cm (12 inches) by 40 cm (16 inches), usually characterized by an emphasis on photographs and a concise and often sensational style. Compare broadsheet
2. (Journalism & Publishing) (modifier) designed to appeal to a mass audience or readership; sensationalist: the tabloid press; tabloid television.
[C20: from earlier Tabloid, a trademark for a medicine in tablet form]

tab•loid

(ˈtæb lɔɪd)

n.
1. a newspaper about half the size of an ordinary newspaper, usu. heavily illustrated, and often concentrating on sensational or lurid news.
2. a condensation or summary.
adj.
3. compressed; condensed.
4. luridly or vulgarly sensational.
[1905–10; tabl (et) + -oid]
tab′loid•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tabloid - sensationalist journalism
journalism, news media - newspapers and magazines collectively
2.tabloid - newspaper with half-size pages
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
Translations
صَحيفَه مع صُوَر صَغيرَه
plátek
sensationspressetabloid
bulvárlap
bulvarinis laikraštis
avizetabloidformata
bulvárne noviny malého formátu

tabloid

[ˈtæblɔɪd] N (= newspaper) → tabloide m, periódico m popular
the tabloids (pej) → la prensa amarilla
TABLOIDS AND BROADSHEETS
En el Reino Unido hay dos tipos de periódicos, llamados, según su tamaño, tabloids o broadsheets. Éstos son más grandes y suelen centrarse en noticias serias, artículos de contenido cultural y un análisis en profundidad de la actualidad, por lo que también se les denomina quality press. Algunos nombres muy conocidos son The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian y The Independent. Los llamados tabloids suelen tener grandes titulares, artículos cortos, muchas fotografías, opiniones espontáneas y muestran una clara preferencia por las historias escandalosas o sentimentales. Por sus contenidos sensacionalistas también reciben el nombre de gutter press. Los más conocidos de éstos son The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail y The Daily Star.
En Estados Unidos, el término standard-sized newspapers es el equivalente de broadsheet. El principal periódico de este tipo es la edición nacional del New York Times. Entre los tabloids más conocidos están el New York Daily News y el Chicago Sun-Times.

tabloid

[ˈtæblɔɪd] n (= newspaper) → tabloïd m
the tabloids → les tabloïdstabloid press n
the tabloid press → la presse tabloïd

tabloid

n (also tabloid newspaper) bebilderte, kleinformatige Zeitung (pej)Boulevardzeitung f, → Revolverblatt nt (inf); tabloid journalismSensations- or Boulevardpresse f; tabloid TVSensationsreportagen plim Fernsehen

tabloid

[ˈtæblɔɪd] n (newspaper) → tabloid m inv

tabloid

(ˈtabloid) noun
a newspaper with small pages, big headlines, a lot of pictures and light articles on popular subjects.
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