WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•nal•ese /ˌdʒɜrnəˈliz, -ˈlis/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Journalisma style of writing thought of as typical of newspapers and magazines.
See -jour-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•nal•ese  ( jûr′nl ēz, -ēs),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Journalisma 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. Journalismwriting or expression in this manner:Get that journalese out of your copy!

adj. 
  1. Journalismof, pertaining to, or characterized by this manner (often used predicatively):That word's not English, it's journalese.
  • journal + -ese 1880–85


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

journalese /ˌdʒɜːnəˈliːz/ n
  1. derogatory a superficial cliché-ridden style of writing regarded as typical of newspapers



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