broad·​sheet ˈbrȯd-ˌshēt How to pronounce broadsheet (audio)
chiefly British : a newspaper with pages of a size larger than those of a tabloid

Examples of broadsheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The triumph of the codfish was front-page news in both the Globe and the Boston Herald; each devoted nearly half a broadsheet to the event. Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Under his purview, the broadsheet expanded its focus beyond money and markets, built a successful paywall and kept its down-the-middle tone except for its conservative Opinion page. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 Story continues below advertisement Advertisement The flagship broadsheet, Lianhe Zaobao, illustrates the shifting attitudes toward Beijing. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, 24 July 2023 The Herald featured artwork by the artist on both the front and back of the broadsheet newspaper. Craig Williams, USA TODAY, 22 June 2023 Complete with big top tent, animals, clowns and acrobats, the troupe was invited to Rome by a party branch in the working-class Quarticciolo district, run by Ennio (Silvio Orlando), an editor at Communist broadsheet l’Unità, and his seamstress deputy, Vera (Barbara Bobulova). David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 May 2023 Glaun, a reporter at the News-Press, the broadsheet that services Fort Myers, Florida, had slept on a mattress cover inside NPR affiliate WGCU's building, which has become a refuge for journalists in the region who needed a reliable internet connection and power. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 30 Sep. 2022 Close analysis of Denver’s two newspapers at the time found that the scrappy Rocky Mountain News tabloid and the staid Denver Post broadsheet published 233 stories mentioning shootings in the summer of 1993, nearly 80 percent more than the previous summer when there were, in fact, more murders. Lynnell Hancock, The New Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 When Ma’s Alibaba Group acquired the South China Morning Post in 2015 from a Malaysian tycoon, amid increasing signs that Beijing was tightening control of Hong Kong, fears swirled that the new ownership would undermine the English-language broadsheet’s editorial independence. Mary Hui, Quartz, 19 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of broadsheet was in 1665

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“Broadsheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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