Definition of news in English:

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news

Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oz/

noun

1Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events: I’ve got some good news for you
More example sentences
  • She's been saying this for a few weeks, not just since the recent news story.
  • The site will also feature an hour-by-hour weblog of campaign events and news stories.
  • As a result, concerned citizens do not receive timely news about political issues that they want.
1.1 (the news) A broadcast or published report of news: he was back in the news again
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  • There's a story in the news reporting that Oxford Street may get a pedestrian fast lane.
  • Issues about or affecting teenagers are regularly in the news, but we seldom hear what they have to say.
  • The evil ones are not afraid of officials, they are only afraid of being reported in the news.
Synonyms
report, announcement, story, account;
article, news flash, newscast, headlines, press release, communication, communiqué, bulletin;
news crawl, news ticker;
message, dispatch, statement, intelligence;
disclosure, revelation, word, talk, gossip
informal scoop
literary tidings
1.2 (news to) informal Information not previously known to someone: this was hardly news to her
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  • This is hardly news to anyone who has watched this programme's seven-year meltdown.
  • Really, that's news to me.
1.3A person or thing considered interesting enough to be reported in the news: Chanel became the hottest news in fashion
More example sentences
  • We know that fashion isn't real news, unless a company buys one of its rivals.
  • In any event they are big sums, and like big names, they are always news.E2.0.CO%3B2-K

Phrases

1

make news

Become a story in the news: stolen babies make news
More example sentences
  • They taught students how to find news, what makes news and how an editor chooses the front-page story, as well as describing some of the newspaper's most successful campaigns.
  • But first, these are the stories making news right now.
  • We'll get to that in a moment, but, first, we look at some of the headlines and other stories making news this hour.
2

no news is good news

proverb Without information to the contrary you can assume that all is well.
Example sentences
  • There is nothing to suggest anything untoward has happened, so we just have to assume that no news is good news.
  • Sometimes we think that maybe no news is good news but if it carries on any longer the doubts will certainly become stronger.
  • I haven't heard from him since he went two-and-a-half weeks ago, but no news is good news.

Origin

Late Middle English: plural of new, translating Old French noveles or medieval Latin nova 'new things'.

Words that rhyme with news

abuse, accuse, adieux, amuse, bemuse, billets-doux, blues, booze, bruise, choose, Clews, confuse, contuse, cruise, cruse, Cruz, diffuse, do's, Druze, effuse, enthuse, excuse, fuse (US fuze), Hughes, incuse, interfuse, lose, Mahfouz, mews, misuse, muse, ooze, Ouse, perfuse, peruse, rhythm-and-blues, ruse, schmooze, snooze, suffuse, Toulouse, transfuse, trews, use, Vaduz, Veracruz, who's, whose, youse

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Syllabification: news

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