Meaning of journalese


Pronunciation: ( jûr"nl-ēz', -ēs'), [key]
— n.
  1. a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, esp. certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style.
  2. writing or expression in this manner: Get that journalese out of your copy!
  1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by this manner (often used predicatively): That word's not English, it's journalese.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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