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 Instead, women were given the listicle treatment: an easy way for an outlet to appear to cover female musicians, without the hard work of devoting actual words and thought to them. Peter Rubin, Longreads, 1 July 2022 Your story can be a listicle or an in-depth look at a particular activity in a destination so long as there is an inspiration and service element. Travel + Leisure, 1 Mar. 2022 Amber might be wary of any story that can’t be written in listicle format, but her instincts about Beth, at least, are spot on. Caroline Framke, Variety, 14 Oct. 2021 Some of the sharpest brilliance of The White Lotus lies in its smallest details—the books Olivia and Paula read by the pool; Rachel's infamous listicle; Tanya's seemingly unlimited assortment of caftans. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 24 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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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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Last Updated

9 Jul 2022

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“Listicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/listicle. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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