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newspeak Syllabification: new·speak
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞oˌspēk/

Definition of newspeak in English:


Ambiguous euphemistic language used chiefly in political propaganda.
Example sentences
  • When I first heard Pentagon newspeak refer to assassination as ‘decapitation,’ I naturally thought of Charles I and Louis XVI.
  • It's spin, it's all newspeak, it's double thinking, it's analysts talking about Telstra.
  • And some American journalists have begun to make that newspeak their own, among them CNN's senior international correspondent Robertson.


1949: the name of an artificial official language in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Words that rhyme with newspeak

forepeak • technospeak • textspeak
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