Chiefly British. a newspaper printed on large paper, usually a respectable newspaper rather than a tabloid. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for broadsheet

Contemporary Examples of broadsheet

  • There is a canon of comic literature on Israel/Palestine that acutely captures the conflict as journalistically as any broadsheet.

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    Diaspora's Splendor

    Jonathan Guyer

    August 30, 2012

  • When it comes to influence, conservatives have the broadsheet opinion war won.

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    The Right-Wing Op-Ed Insurgency

    Samuel P. Jacobs

    August 1, 2009

  • Among the references to me, Wolff claims that Murdoch, in effect, won the London broadsheet price war, which he did not.

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    The Rupert I Know

    Conrad Black

    December 17, 2008

Historical Examples of broadsheet

  • The man in the frieze coat was reading the broadsheet of August 31.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • We did send it to the Daily, and in that broadsheet we all of us read it two mornings after.

  • It may properly be termed a broadsheet, since the copy of the original in the British Museum measures 20-2/3 inches by 13.

  • Manasseh detected his quarry in the furthermost box, his face hidden behind a broadsheet.

    The King of Schnorrers

    Israel Zangwill

  • The broadsheet sellers would see to it afterwards with a "Dying confession."


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

British Dictionary definitions for broadsheet



a newspaper having a large format, approximately 15 by 24 inches (38 by 61 centimetres)Compare tabloid
another word for broadside (def. 4)
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