Definition of crit in English:

crit

noun

informal
  • 1

    short for criticism or critic
    • ‘The crits have accused the band of cashing in the dreaded ‘change of direction’ ticket.’
    • ‘One of the great forces of laughter for me has to be when a movie critic decides to make a masterpiece out of his/her negative crit of a movie.’
    • ‘With respect to publishing academic crits, its not something we've discussed within our project.’
    • ‘Okay, not my own writing, but the manuscript belonging to a fellow crit group member.’
    • ‘He includes a sample from an answering machine about his ‘Internet press’ after he says some crits are ‘hoping that their viciousness will boost traffic on their site.’’
    • ‘The article is a crit of precisely the people who hope that the third movie will provide a revolutionary solution to the problems of ‘the Left’.’
    • ‘Past incarnations have included journaling teaching, and an attempt at journaling straight lit and cultural crit.’
    • ‘With all our talk about design speak, crit speak, academic speak, we may have overlooked that she showed the world that she's mastered the art of obfuscation with more consequential effects.’
    • ‘Interesting that the crits for this (or at least the ones I read anyway) were fairly negative though.’
    • ‘The three pathways will interact through the core lecture series but also through seminar and group crits.’
    • ‘Watch 2 on its own and post back straight after with your crit.’
    • ‘For this reason, many ‘respected’ rock crits hate him.’
    • ‘Then, armed with a couple of useful crits from my writing group, I set to the task of a major revision of yesterday's poem.’
    • ‘He gives us his crit further down this page.’
    • ‘As for crits that Channel 4 was up to old tricks, using sex and sensationalism to boost ratings, this is something that Search maintains ‘could not be further from the truth’.’
    • ‘So I decided to go to the main library where we have our crit group meetings.’
    • ‘That good crit seems to coalesce around genres we're not currently taking seriously seems less about criticism and more about the way it's currently being practiced.’
    • ‘Recently, a couple of music crits have tried to cast a less flattering shadow on the band.’
    • ‘Rock crit as we know it wouldn't even be possible without the development of semiotics and cultural criticism, which has allowed us to talk about the context and ‘message’ of a song instead of its actual content.’
    • ‘Hopefully the festival daily paper will one day give longer crits - for the sake of performers as much as anyone.’
    1. 1.1British A review of a literary or artistic work or production.
      ‘a theatre crit’
      • ‘Even here in Los Angeles, the mighty L.A. Times can't seem to cover the film crit beat with three full-timers, importing reviews from other Tribune papers on a regular basis.’
      • ‘We haven't employed a literary style expert to analyse the prose in both these crits but there does seem to be similarities beyond a dislike of the book.’
      • ‘He is a rare bird in the strange world of theatre crit, a theatre fan devoid of cynicism.’
      • ‘If he was asked to have his crit ready by 10.30 am, you could bet your month's expenses that it would be.’
      analysis, evaluation, assessment, appraisal, appreciation, review, write-up
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Pronunciation

crit

/krɪt/