Definition of journalese in English:

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journalese

Pronunciation: /ˌdʒəːnəˈliːz/

noun

[mass noun] informal
A hackneyed style of writing supposedly characteristic of that in newspapers and magazines: this account reads as good journalese
More example sentences
  • We're in the middle of reviewing some pages of the BBC Style Guide that discuss journalese, the tired vocabulary of the lazy hack who insists on using tedious words because he thinks all other hacks do.
  • It smacks more of journalese and of journalists protecting their sources than of serious doctoral work and of scholars giving references for others to evaluate.
  • The language is often sensationalist and journalese, such as describing a person's name as ‘his moniker.’

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