think piece


: a piece of writing meant to be thought-provoking and speculative that consists chiefly of background material and personal opinion and analysis

Examples of think piece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No amount of nepo baby think pieces will ever truly put an end to the public’s fascination with celebrity offspring. Kerry McDermott, Vogue, 15 Jan. 2024 Caroline Ellison’s rationalist Tumblr (archived here) documented her crypto-trading, effective altruist lifestyle, and provided food for analysis for dozens of think pieces. Allegra Rosenberg, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 Despite the proliferation of think pieces on the subject of runtimes, there’s mixed evidence on whether marathon movie lengths in and of themselves are actually a major deterrent for moviegoers. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 31 Oct. 2023 The latest Naomi Wolf development was a frequent spectacle on Twitter, and the subject of a steady drip of think pieces. Laura Marsh, The New Republic, 5 Sep. 2023 Was the think piece and hot take economy about to go through the roof? Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 One of my favorite think pieces on this historic performance came from Bianca Betancourt of Harper’s Bazaar. Fidel Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 Perhaps Justin and Hailey Bieber read your think piece. Daniel Rodgers, Glamour, 7 Sep. 2023 Since Season 2, nearly every episode has inspired concomitant think pieces. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 28 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of think piece was in 1941

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“Think piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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