Definition of breaking news in English:

breaking news

noun

  • [mass noun] Newly received information about an event that is currently occurring or developing:

    ‘some breaking news now of a rescue situation in California’
    ‘the announcement will likely be the lead story for the broadcast, barring other major breaking news’
    • ‘I'm not sure I remember seeing coverage of breaking news that was odder or more obscure.’
    • ‘What they have always done well is cover breaking news and fast moving events.’
    • ‘It's not exactly breaking news that our world is becoming increasingly wireless.’
    • ‘The format will be rolling news all day, with bulletins every 20 minutes and a strong focus on breaking news - any show will be interrupted for a breaking story.’
    • ‘The online news sites are useful for a quick check of breaking news, but I am looking for something more.’
    • ‘This site is the best place for breaking news on technology and the Internet.’
    • ‘A third of journalists say they use blogs as a way of uncovering breaking news or scandals.’
    • ‘While he celebrated the blogger's ability to uncover breaking news, he noted that a blog's inherent bias might be detrimental to the reader.’
    • ‘"We have breaking news coming in from Chicago..."’
    • ‘They've been arrested in Maryland, according to breaking news on CNN.’