a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one:
She wrote a good blurb for her friend’s novel.
to advertise or praise in the manner of a blurb.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard November 3, 2009
Hipster Novelist Gary Shteyngart on Mentoring James Franco Gregory Gilderman, The Daily Beast Video July 22, 2010
Time to Grow Up, Lena Dunham Emily Shire October 9, 2014
Atheism’s Soulful Philosopher John Douglas Marshall February 1, 2010
My Dishy Phone Calls With Dominick Dunne Jane Hitchcock August 26, 2009
Who Was the Real Cato? David Frum December 19, 2012
Assassin Jesse Franklin Bone
Kenny Leona Dalrymple
Freudian Slip Franklin Abel
Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
a promotional description, as found on the jackets of books
Gelett Burgess, whose recent little book, “Are You a Bromide?” has been referred to above, then entertained the guests with some characteristic flashes of Burgessian humor. Referring to the word “blurb” on the wrapper of his book he said: “To ‘blurb’ is to make a sound like a publisher. The blurb was invented by Frank A. Munsey when he wrote on the front of his magazine in red ink ‘I consider this number of Munsey’s the hottest pie that ever came out of my bakery.’ … A blurb is a check drawn on Fame, and it is seldom honored.[“] [“Publishers’ Weekly,” May 18, 1907]
to obscure or sully (something) by smearing or with a smeary substance: The windows were blurred with soot. to obscure by making confused in form or outline; make indistinct: The fog blurred the outline of the car. to dim the perception or susceptibility of; make dull or insensible: The blow on the head blurred his […]
blurred; indistinct. Contemporary Examples AIPAC, Israel, and the Hypocritical Claim of Backing a Two-State Solution Peter Beinart March 4, 2012 Fred Phelps May Be Dead, But His Fundamentalist God Lives Matthew Paul Turner March 22, 2014 adj.
blurred; indistinct. Contemporary Examples Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs Michael Daly April 19, 2013 Why I Roofied Myself: A Model on Fashion and the Date-Rape Drug Anonymous January 4, 2014 My Trip With a Terrorist Eliza Griswold August 26, 2010 Romney’s Shady Connections From Salt Lake Olympics Still Paying Off […]
blurred; indistinct. adj.