- blurb blurb [blɜːb ǁ blɜːrb] noun [countable usually singular] informalMARKETING a short piece of writing describing and advertising a book, film, or a new product:
• The blurb for her latest book describes her as `one of Britain's best-loved art critics'.
* * *blurb UK US /blɜːb/ noun [U] INFORMAL MARKETING► a description that appears on the cover of a new product such as a book or DVD that is intended to make people want to buy it: »
The publisher's blurb refers to this book as an ""existential crime novel"".»
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blurb — used by U.S. scholar Brander Matthews (1852 1929) in 1906 in American Character; popularized 1907 by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866 1951). Originally mocking excessive praise printed on book jackets. Gelett Burgess, whose recent little… … Etymology dictionary
blurb — blurb·ist; blurb; … English syllables
blurb — ☆ blurb [blʉrb ] n. [coined ( c. 1907) by BURGESS (Frank) Gelett, for “self praise, to make a noise like a publisher”] an advertisement or announcement, as on a book jacket, esp. one that is highly laudatory vi. Informal to state in a blurb … English World dictionary
Blurb — bezeichnet: Klappentext auf Buchumschägen eine von Simon Vinkenoog in Paris gegründete Zeitschrift Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselb … Deutsch Wikipedia
Blurb — er den korte beskrivelse af en bog, som normalt er trykt på bogens omslag. Udtrykket blev skabt af den amerikanske forfatter F.G. Burgess (1866 1951) … Danske encyklopædi
blurb — [blə:b US blə:rb] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: An invented word] a short description giving information about a book, new product etc … Dictionary of contemporary English
blurb — [ blɜrb ] noun singular information printed on the outside of something, especially something for sale such as a book, to describe it or make it attractive to buy … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
blurb — puff, review, critique, *criticism … New Dictionary of Synonyms
blurb — ► NOUN ▪ a short promotional description of a book, film, or other product. ORIGIN coined by the American humorist Gelett Burgess (died 1951) … English terms dictionary
Blurb — A blurb is a short summary or some words of praise accompanying a creative work, usually referring to the words on the back of the book but also commonly seen on DVD and video cases, web portals and news websites. TodayA blurb on a book or a film … Wikipedia