think piece


Definition of 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 That does make for some awkward cultural-reference moments, but the film isn’t exactly a think piece. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2022 The drafting of a think piece on the rainbow-washing of Pride and its alienation from its activist origins. Zach Zimmerman, The New Yorker, 23 June 2022 Lizzo might have won Valentine’s Day with her special think piece on Instagram. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 15 Feb. 2022 Kardashian’s outfit outwits them all, as the ultimate think piece of the night. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Where is the think piece about how wellness retreats engage in Orientalism by picking and choosing various elements of Asian cultures to randomly incorporate into their teachings? Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 25 Aug. 2021 In less capable hands Zoe might have been played dangerously close to inspiring a Manic Pixie Dream Girl think piece, but Chao keeps her grounded and realistic. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 17 Aug. 2021 The sizable audiences that pour in for each movie, podcast, and think piece about the horrors of the 2000s clearly also enjoy the trip down memory lane—a trip defined by images and songs that are now said to be the products of exploitation. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 25 May 2021 In 2014, the emergence of the larger iPhone 6 caused the Atlantic to publish a think piece about the gender imbalance in pocket design. Rory Satran, WSJ, 1 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of think piece

1941, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Think piece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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