Definition of listicle in US English:



  • A piece of writing or other content presented wholly or partly in the form of a list.

    ‘a recent BuzzFeed listicle called “21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity” has attracted more than 13 million views’
    • ‘She is apparently now doing a daily listicle over at Gawker and feeling dirty about it.’
    • ‘There are some bonafide reporters on this listicle below.’
    • ‘The site breaks down everything you need to know into an easy-to-digest 10-thing listicle.’
    • ‘Grapefruit enjoys an exalted reputation, thanks in part to countless magazine stories and nutrition listicles singing its praises.’
    • ‘This alleged listicle is such an abomination that we feel to compelled to offer a reasoned critique.’
    • ‘She navigated them to become, as a Forbes listicle once anointed her, the fifth most powerful woman in the world.’
    • ‘This time around with our recap, we've gone in a different direction, and opted for a listicle!’
    • ‘The website made up of "listicles" about everything from cats to politics is now a primary source for our news consumption, says its creator.’
    • ‘Here's a gif-illustrated listicle of situations that make women want to use the baby voice.’
    • ‘Vox has a helpful listicle up on what insurance can and cannot do.’
    catalogue, inventory, record, register, roll, file, index, directory, listing, checklist, tally, docket, ticket, enumeration, table, tabulation
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Early 21st century: blend of list and article.