American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short film dealing with recent or current events.
- n. countable A short film containing news or current affairs; especially one of several shown in sequence.
- n. uncountable The genre of such films.
- n. a short film and commentary about current events
“(Soundbite of music) ZWERDLING: Here's a newsreel from the Korean War.”
“(A newsreel from the Middle East which Smith watches shows a boat full of Jewish refugees being sunk by an Oceanian helicopter; evidently, in this history the state of Israel, founded in 1948, had had only an ephemeral existence.)”
“Truman’s cash strapped campaign used public domain newsreel footage and slapped something together.”
“I think that Rove just plays old MASH reruns during Duhbya’s daily Iraq briefing and tells him that it is a newsreel from the front lines.”
“Her open-mouthed wailing and the way her hands lash out helplessly recall newsreel footage of black women lost in an agony of grief over the murder of their brothers, their sisters and their children.”
“Mrs. Shortley recalled a newsreel she had seen once of a small room piled high with bodies of dead naked people all in a heap, their arms and legs tangled together, a head thrust in here, a head there, a foot, a knee, a part that should have been covered up sticking out, a hand raised clutching nothing.”
“OK, on topic: regarding the UCMJ, I recall a newsreel from the end of WWII, where a few foreign potentates were taken to the gallows by the U.S. military.”
“It had been observed that men who had been exposed to this kind of newsreel invariably slept the night with their tin hats over their genitalia, suggesting that a castration complex was the conditioned reflex to having a 15-inch howitzer pointed at them.”
“Mrs. Shortley recalled a newsreel she had seen once of a small room piled high with bodies of dead naked people all in a heap ”
“The Discovery show includes a newsreel showing its most recent eruption, in 1944.”
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