blurb blurb  /b ˈlɜrb/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A reviewing assignment would be welcome; a request to blurb a fellow author's new book would not go unconsidered.
  2. To that end, a typical recent night's fare in Budapest kicked off with a blurb on the activities of red-scarfed youth groups.
  3. And as he says in the blurb, we disagree about things, but we have very interesting, good, educated conversations about stuff.

News

  1. Acorn Club has the art of collecting all buttoned up

    SOUTHINGTON — Arlene Creswell inherited her grandmother’s button collection at birth, but she didn’t know other button collectors until she saw a blurb in a newspaper about the Acorn Club.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The New Britain Herald

  2. Is Apple Caving to the iOS 7 Critics?

    Despite all this iOS 7 negativity sounding a lot like the initial — eventually meaningless — iPhone 5 nitpicking, Apple might be reconsidering some of its questionable design choices. 9to5Mac's Michael Steeber spotted some icon redesigns on the Apple mobile site, pictured to the right. The regular Apple site does not have the little blurb with the new icons — the ones on the right ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Mark Turgeon at Orioles game, man in RGIII jersey at Rockies game

    If the headline isn't descriptive enough, I'm not sure what more this blurb could add. Because really this is just about Mark Turgeon at the Orioles game, and man in an RGIII jersey at the Rockies game.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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Quotes

  1. Murray describes and praises his wife's manuscript and, in "a proposal I think eminently fair", says: "If you will read this book and bring it out in print, I will furnish a quality blurb for Mr Murphy's book and give it as good a boost as...
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Les Murray Source: The Age

  2. "Somebody asked me a question about 'Do you think comic book movies get a bad rap?'" Cage said. "And someone mentioned to me that there was a blurb in Entertainment Weekly -- very condescendingly -- 'We get a kick out of watching Academy...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Nicolas Cage Source: comic Book Resources

  3. "I'm delighted to join Blurb's board, and I look forward to advising on its continued success," said Gordon Crovitz. "Blurb's brilliant technological innovations have given everyone the power to become published -- a power that until recently...
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Gordon Crovitz Source: IT News Online

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