Definition of Blurb

1. Noun. A promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books). "The author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book"

Exact synonyms: Endorsement, Indorsement
Generic synonyms: Packaging, Promotion, Promotional Material, Publicity
Derivative terms: Endorse, Endorse, Indorse



Definition of Blurb

1. Noun. A short description of a book, film, musical work, or other product written and used for promotional purposes. ¹

2. Verb. To write or quote something in a blurb ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blurb

1. to praise in a publicity notice [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Blurb

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1. The Inform Designer's Manual by Graham Nelson (2001)
"... gathers together sounds and images and constructs Blorb files as needed, from a list of instructions called a “blurb file”. For instance: Example of a ..."

2. Burgess Unabridged: A New Dictionary of Words You Have Always Needed by Gelett Burgess (1914)
"blurb, v. 1. To flatter from interested motives; to compliment oneself. ... The circus advertiser started the blurb, but the book publisher discovered a ..."

3. Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K-8 by JoAnn Portalupi, Ralph J. Fletcher (2001)
"Lisa's class writes a blurb together before they each write one on their own. ... Sarah was in grade 3 and volunteered to write the blurb: Seasons by ..."

4. Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach by Linda J. Dorn, Carla Soffos (2005)
"... and blurb on back cover to construct meaning Shared Reading Becoming Aware/Increasing Awareness of Reading Strategies Teacher and students chant poems, ..."

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