Meaning of “blurb” in the English Dictionary

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"blurb" in British English

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blurbnoun [ C ]

uk /blɜːb/ us /blɝːb/

a short description of a book, film, etc., written by the people who have produced it, and intended to make people want to buy it or see it:

The blurb on the back of the book says that it "will touch your heart".

(Definition of “blurb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blurb" in American English

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blurbnoun [ C ]

us /blɜrb/

a brief description of something, often intended to make it seem attractive when offered for sale:

The blurb on the back of the book says that "it will touch your heart."

(Definition of “blurb” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blurb" in Business English

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blurbnoun [ U ]

uk /blɜːb/ us informal MARKETING

a description that appears on the cover of a new product such as a book or DVD that is intended to make people want to buy it:

The publisher's blurb refers to this book as an "existential crime novel".

(Definition of “blurb” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)