blurb

noun
\ ˈblərb How to pronounce blurb (audio) \

Definition of blurb

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a short publicity notice (as on a book jacket)

blurb

verb
blurbed; blurbing; blurbs

Definition of blurb (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to describe or praise in a blurb

Examples of blurb in a Sentence

Noun a blurb on a book jacket
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 The blurb mentions how Trump held up a Bible this past spring for his controversial photo op in front of St. John’s Church. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Early Holiday Shopping? Bid on Eva Braun’s Stockings, Hitler’s Cocktail Bar, and a Bible Autographed by Donald Trump," 26 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 By the time Schuchat noticed the blurb about an outbreak in Wuhan, her agency no longer had an office inside the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, its counterpart in Beijing. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside the Fall of the CDC," 16 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb As for whether Lighthizer will suffer any consequences for the pricey interior design choices, the odds are about as likely as Trump blurbing a second print run of James Comey’s book. Bess Levin, The Hive, "Trump Official Blames Obama for His $1 Million Office Redesign," 18 Apr. 2018 Nonetheless, Penn was allowed to publish this novel, and Salman Rushdie blurbed it. Constance Grady, Vox, "Did you hear how bad Sean Penn’s book is? It’s really bad.," 31 Mar. 2018 As someone who is trying to get your book read, is that ultimately a quote worthy of being blurbed on the back cover? Daniel D'addario, Time, "Fire and Fury Author Michael Wolff Says Trump's Response Is 'Ludicrous' and 'Scary'," 9 Jan. 2018 It's blurbed by Larry McMurtry, David McCullough, and Henry Kissinger; it's lavishly illustrated; and Korda grounds its familiar story with his childhood memories of wartime tensions and radio broadcasts. Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Alone' examines the cinematic appeal of the 'England alone' World War II scenario," 25 Sep. 2017 It's blurbed by Larry McMurtry, David McCullough, and Henry Kissinger Steve Donoghue, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Alone' examines the cinematic appeal of the 'England alone' World War II scenario," 25 Sep. 2017 Lenin, who blurbed the book, rewarded Reed for his powerful propaganda by burying him in the wall of the Kremlin. Franklin Foer, The Atlantic, "Why Liberalism Disappoints," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of blurb

Noun

1907, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blurb

Noun

coined by Gelett Burgess

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The first known use of blurb was in 1907

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12 Jan 2021

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“Blurb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blurb. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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blurb

noun
How to pronounce blurb (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of blurb

: a short description that praises something (such as a book) so that people will want to buy it

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