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Meaning of “blurb” in the English Dictionary

"blurb" in British English

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blurbnoun [C]

uk   /blɜːb/  us   /blɝːb/
a ​shortdescription of a ​book, ​film, etc., written by the ​people who have ​produced it, and ​intended to make ​peoplewant to ​buy it or ​see it: The blurb on the back of the ​book says that it "will ​touchyourheart".
(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 ​briefdescription of something, often ​intended to make it ​seemattractive when ​offered for ​sale: The blurb on the back of the ​book says that "it will ​touchyourheart."
(Definition of blurb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blurb" in Business English

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blurbnoun [U]

uk   us   /blɜːb/ 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". promotional/​publicity blurb
(Definition of blurb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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