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"tabloid" in British English

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tabloidadjective, noun [ C ]

uk /ˈtæb.lɔɪd/ us /ˈtæb.lɔɪd/

B2 (of or relating to) a type of popular newspaper with small pages that has many pictures and short, simple reports:

the tabloid press
a tabloid newspaper

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  • She had no desire to embroil herself in lengthy lawsuits with the tabloid newspapers.
  • The Finance Minister's fall from grace gave the tabloid press great satisfaction.
  • The tabloid newspapers have fastened on popular psychology.
  • He doesn't want this story to get into the grubby hands of the tabloid press .
  • The story was seized on by the tabloid press, who printed it under huge headlines.

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

"tabloid" in American English

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tabloidnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtæb·lɔɪd/

a type of newspaper that has smaller pages, many pictures, and short reports:

The tabloids often attract readers with sensational headlines.

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

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