Definition of tabloid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tabloid

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈtæblɔɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæblɔɪd//
     
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  1. 1(sometimes disapproving) tabloid newspapers have small pages and short articles with a lot of pictures and stories about famous people, and are often thought of as less serious than other newspapers a tabloid newspaper the tabloid press tabloid journalists see also red-top
  2. 2used to describe the small size of some newspapers (usually half the size of larger papers) a serious paper in a new tabloid format

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