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newspaper Syllabification: news·pa·per
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞ozˌpāpər/

Definition of newspaper in English:


1A printed publication (usually issued daily or weekly) consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, feature articles, advertisements, and correspondence.
Example sentences
  • For the first time newspapers are carrying articles which ask openly about the future of the regime.
  • An article in a newspaper or professional journal may suggest an issue for research.
  • The Times newspaper also ran articles about a report of a massacre seven months earlier.
paper, journal, gazette, tabloid, broadsheet, local (paper), daily (paper), weekly (paper);
informalrag, tab
1.1The organization responsible for producing a particular newspaper.
Example sentences
  • The votes have been subjected to several recounts by newspapers and other organizations.
  • A responsible newspaper would not reduce this to a cheap campaign to get more readers.
  • Indeed, some modern newspapers and book publishers could do with harder editors.
1.2 another term for newsprint.

Words that rhyme with newspaper

wallpaper • notepaper

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