Definition of column inch in English:

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column inch

Pronunciation: /ˈkäləm ˌinCH/


A one-inch length of a column in a newspaper or magazine.
Example sentences
  • What Gray must now do, and with a degree of urgency, is listen very carefully to his colleagues, his advisers and perhaps even the numerous economic commentators whose views have filled many a column inch over the last few days.
  • And while she may have garnered a column inch or two for her red catsuit and cherubic pout, her music appears just as colourful as the outfits.
  • If you look at the papers of the time, you will find perhaps a quarter of a column inch on the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the 28th of June of 1914.

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Syllabification: col·umn inch

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