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March 15, 2022

Broadstreet /Broad·street / adj. 

Definition: In the English language, we use the word broadsheet to describe a large printed newspaper with eye-catching headlines. Similar to the large size and print used by today’s tabloids that focus on breaking news, hot topics, and sensational stories, broadsheets cater to a more professional audience.

Popular broadsheets still used by today’s publishers include The Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph. Broadsheet is used to convey important or breaking news. The size of the paper and print used in broadsheets catches the attention of the reader and piques their interest in the front-page news stories of the day.

Etymology: The first recorded use of broadsheet shows up around the early 1800s. It was used in the same way American publishers use them today. 

People design broadsheets to grab the attention of readers to encourage them to read the latest important headlines and news of the day.

In a Sentence

In recent months, the global pandemic has dominated popular broadsheets worldwide.

She stopped in her tracks when she saw the broadsheet headline on the newsstand.

The broadsheet demanded attention with its announcements of the results of the recent elections.


Newspaper, Print


Ignorance, Heedlessness


  1. Angela

    Your word of the day is Broadstreet but your explanation is for broadsheet. So which is it? Broadstreet or broadsheet?

  2. Roger Hippensteel

    If the word being described is BROADSTREET why is the definition given for broadsheet?

  3. Ted

    Broadstreet, not Broadsheet, good example of Heedlessness!

  4. Pat

    Is I broad street or broadsheet? You’ve mixed it.


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