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 The listicle structure is surprisingly expansive in Gallen’s hands. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 Usually, every Friday ESSENCE host the Best Dressed Black Creatives listicle rounding up our favorite fashion moments of the week on Instagram. Nandi Howard And Danielle Wright, Essence, 6 Nov. 2020 Unlike similar projects, Martin eschews the listicle format for an interwoven narrative that takes readers across the country. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2020 So those have been covered in many a previous listicle. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 26 Mar. 2020 Come gift guide season there are plenty of listicles out there that will aid your search. Teen Vogue, 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, 29 Nov. 2019 Bullock wrote a listicle of Dad jokes for Buzzfeed. NBC News, 12 Sep. 2019 Especially for Warriors fans who get some love from this listicle. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of listicle

2007, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for listicle

list entry 1 + (art)icle entry 1

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The first known use of listicle was in 2007

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“Listicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listicle. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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