one of a group of annual prizes in journalism, literature, music, etc., established by Joseph Pulitzer: administered by Columbia University; first awarded 1917.
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British Dictionary definitions for pulitzer prizes
one of a group of prizes established by Joseph Pulitzer and awarded yearly since 1917 for excellence in American journalism, literature, and music
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Cultural definitions for pulitzer prizes
[ (pool-it-suhr, pyooh-lit-suhr) ]
A series of prizes awarded annually since 1917 for high achievement in American journalism, literature, drama, and music. They were endowed by the newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer.
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