"You canker blossom!" 3 Shakespearean Insults


[nooz-reel, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌril, ˈnyuz-/
a short motion picture presenting current or recent events.
Origin of newsreel
1915-20; news + reel1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for newsreel
  • Think of a short film or a newsreel as a ten- or twenty-minute unit of entertainment.
  • German theaters were soon showing a horrifying newsreel filmed in the village.
  • One is a newsreel-style, anchorless broadcast that aired evenings.
  • It tries for a mix of the devastating and the trivial-as any ordinary week's newsreel might have shown.
  • The sense of reality here is increased by the use of newsreel footage.
  • The other roles are handled pleasantly, and some effective use is made of newsreel clips.
  • After he left, he began working for different newsreel companies and did everything from filming to administrative tasks.
  • First inaugural to be recorded by a talking newsreel.
British Dictionary definitions for newsreel


a short film with a commentary presenting current events
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for newsreel

1916, from news (n.) + reel (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for newsreel

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for newsreel

Scrabble Words With Friends