listicle

noun
lis·​ti·​cle | \ ˈli-sti-kəl How to pronounce listicle (audio) \

Definition of listicle

: an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list Even in the well-worn format of the listicle, Ono infuses her characteristic verve into this list of 25 facts about herself.— E. Alex Jung I'm not a fan of listicles, but I'll stoop to link to this one on Buzzfeed because it is highly relevant to my interests: the 27 best "Breaking Bad" memes.— Xeni Jardin

Examples of listicle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike similar projects, Martin eschews the listicle format for an interwoven narrative that takes readers across the country. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Freep Restaurant of the Year Leila is one of GQ's best new restaurants in the country," 4 May 2020 So those have been covered in many a previous listicle. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "25 must-hear live albums from the last 25 years," 26 Mar. 2020 Come gift guide season there are plenty of listicles out there that will aid your search. Teen Vogue, "64 Best Gifts Under $100 You'll Think Cost More 2019," 14 Nov. 2019 The advertorial serves as a listicle, citing the number of francophones in Manitoba, and praising its craft beer and NHL hockey team, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) news reported. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Manitoba had a cheeky response to Quebec’s ban on religious symbols," 29 Nov. 2019 Bullock wrote a listicle of Dad jokes for Buzzfeed. NBC News, "They're telling us there's a chance: Why the debate nonqualifiers won't quit (yet)," 12 Sep. 2019 Especially for Warriors fans who get some love from this listicle. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "ESPN talking head ranks the top 5 NBA duos, and the Warriors make the grade," 23 July 2019 There are online listicles detailing the annoying things riders do — eating smelly foods, vaping, not tipping well — to help riders brush up on Uber etiquette, but questions of decorum are subject to debate. Travis Deshong, Washington Post, "Do drivers think you’re a ‘Ridezilla’? Better check your Uber rating.," 18 July 2019 But the listicle kind of praise is always over too quickly, like sugary candy. Marilynne Robinson, Harper's magazine, "Letters," 10 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'listicle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of listicle

2007, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for listicle

list entry 1 + (art)icle entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about listicle

Time Traveler for listicle

Time Traveler

The first known use of listicle was in 2007

See more words from the same year

Statistics for listicle

Cite this Entry

“Listicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listicle. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

Comments on listicle

What made you want to look up listicle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!