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noun as in announcement

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One of the many enthusiastic blurbs describes it as “gut-wrenchingly funny.”

For a novice thriller writer, Abrams plucked blurbs from nine heavy-hitters, a literary baseball starting lineup, including Nora Roberts, Scott Turow, Lee Child and Michael Connelly.

I get the sense that we’re looking at a list of magazine blurbs.

From Eater

In other words, a good answer might well be found in a single passage or paragraph in an otherwise broad topic document, or random blurb page without much focus at all.

A blurb could look something like “The Trail Runner XT allows you to comfortably walk 20-25 miles a day as you trek through the beautiful landscape of the Appalachian trail”.

Even the patron saint of teenage girls, Judy Blume, is featured on the back cover with a blurb for the book.

I first read the book in galleys some months ago; the finished edition carries a blurb from me on the back cover.

He helped John McMillian and me get our first book contract, for The Radical Reader, and then wrote a generous blurb.

Shteyngart sat down with The Daily Beast to discuss the book, the art of the blurb, and, yes, teaching James Franco.

He shares his secret formula for writing a good blurb–and his selfish motive for blurbing so frequently.

Front matter consisting of a blurb and a list of other publications by the author has been moved to the end of the text.

It—it's just the sort of thing we call a 'blurb,' Miss West!

Matson read that blurb in an official press release and laughed cynically.

Herman had the wild thought that they were blurb writers whose jobs had gone to their heads.

Modern Library blurb: "mail complete list of titles" left as is.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blurb, such as: ad, advertisement, brief, commendation, puff, and spot.

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