a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, especially certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style.
writing or expression in this manner: Get that journalese out of your copy!
of, relating to, or characterized by this manner (often used predicatively): That word's not English, it's journalese.
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How to use journalese in a sentence
The strong light at the back of the house—a wobbly one—was rapidly becoming a glow in the heavens, as they say in journalese.
In journalese, to perform upon a musical instrument; as, "He presided at the piccolo."The Devil's Dictionary | Ambrose Bierce
Distinct from journalese, the two yet overlap, "and have a knack of assimilating each other's vices."The American Language | Henry L. Mencken
In this empire of journalese a man finds it so very easy to say the wrong thing that he never thinks of saying anything else.George Bernard Shaw | Gilbert K. Chesterton
The writing of good, plain English, rather than "smart" journalese should be the aim.Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife | Marion Mills Miller
British Dictionary definitions for journalese
derogatory a superficial cliché-ridden style of writing regarded as typical of newspapers
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