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Meaning of "commercialese" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMERCIALESE

commercialese  [kəˌmɜːʃəˈliːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMERCIALESE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commercialese is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COMMERCIALESE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Corporate jargon

Corporate jargon, variously known as corporate speak, corporate lingo, business speak, business jargon, management speak, workplace jargon, or commercialese, is the jargon often used in large corporations, bureaucracies, and similar workplaces. It may be characterised by sometimes-unwieldy elaborations of common English phrases, acting to conceal the real meaning of what is being said. It is contrasted with plain English. The tone is associated with managers of large corporations, business management consultants, and occasionally government. Reference to such jargon is typically derogatory, implying the use of long, complicated, or obscure words, abbreviations, euphemisms, and acronyms. For that reason some of its forms may be considered as an argot. Some of these words may be actually new inventions, designed purely to fit the specialized meaning of a situation or even to "spin" negative situations as positive situations. Recent investigations have shown that many employees would prefer needless workplace jargon to be removed altogether.

Definition of commercialese in the English dictionary

The definition of commercialese in the dictionary is business jargon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMERCIALESE


Belize
bəˈliːz
Congolese
ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz
criminalese
ˌkrɪmɪnəˈliːz
federalese
ˌfɛdərəˈliːz
fleurs-de-lis
ˌflɜːdəˈliːz
journalese
ˌdʒɜːnəˈliːz
legalese
ˌliːɡəˈliːz
Nepalese
ˌnɛpəˈliːz
novelese
ˌnɒvəˈliːz
officialese
əˌfɪʃəˈliːz
puh-leeze
ˌpəˈliːz
Senegalese
ˌsɛnɪɡəˈliːz
Singhalese
ˌsɪŋəˈliːz
Sinhalese
ˌsɪnhəˈliːz
Tirolese
ˌtɪrəˈliːz
Togolese
ˌtəʊɡəˈliːz
Tyrolese
ˌtɪrəˈliːz
valise
vəˈliːz
vocalese
ˌvəʊkəˈliːz
vocalise
ˌvəʊkəˈliːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMERCIALESE

commercial art
commercial artist
commercial bank
commercial break
commercial college
commercial exploitation
commercial law
commercial paper
commercial television
commercial traveller
commercial vehicle
commercialism
commercialist
commercialistic
commerciality
commercialization
commercialize
commercialized
commercially
commercially-minded

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMERCIALESE

Auslese
Burmese
cheese
Chinese
forlese
Guyanese
imprese
Japanese
Lebanese
Maltese
mentalese
mese
obese
Portuguese
Sudanese
Surinamese
Taiwanese
these
Varese
Vietnamese

Synonyms and antonyms of commercialese in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «commercialese» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMERCIALESE

Find out the translation of commercialese to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of commercialese from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «commercialese» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

commercialese
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

commercialese
570 millions of speakers

English

commercialese
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

commercialese
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

commercialese
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

commercialese
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

commercialese
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

commercialese
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commercialese
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Komersil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

commercialese
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

commercialese
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

commercialese
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komersial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

commercialese
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

commercialese
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यावसायिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

commercialese
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

commercialese
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

commercialese
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

commercialese
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

commercialese
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

commercialese
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

commercialese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

commercialese
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

commercialese
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commercialese

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMERCIALESE»

The term «commercialese» is barely ever used and occupies the 205.125 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «commercialese» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of commercialese
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «commercialese».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMERCIALESE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «commercialese» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «commercialese» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about commercialese

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMERCIALESE»

Discover the use of commercialese in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commercialese and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Garner on Language and Writing
ta,. ta,. ta,. Genteelisms,. Officialese,. and. Commercialese. MOST OF US NEED to work hard at being plainspoken. Oddly, achieving a natural style takes a lot of effort because of an unconscious tendency toward verbal inflation. When it comes ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2009
2
Protean Shape: A Study in Eighteenth-century Vocabulary and ...
COMMERCIALESE Commercial language, so cultured eighteenth-century circles were inclined to think, ought not to come out of office or warehouse. They laugh at the Stock Jobber who, on being asked how he is, tells you that he is ' cent per ...
Susie I. Tucker, 2014
3
Indlish: the book for every English-speaking Indian
Enraged polemic though this book may be, it is also constructive,collected and funny.
Jyoti Sanyal, Martin Cutts, Sarbjit Sen, 2006
4
The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedie of Romeo and ...
... emendation ... is not strictly necessary and the ultimately conservative editor would be able to adduce many examples of the Elizabethan use of the word same without the unpleasant suggestion of twentieth- century commercialese.
William Shakespeare, George Walton Williams, 1964
5
Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage
It is commercialese, but there is no grammatical problem in writing “The bill must be receipted” or “The sale was receipted.” Receipt is ordinarily used in the passive voice—e.g.: • “The addressee will not be permitted to examine the contents of ...
Bryan A. Garner, 2011
6
Advanced Learner's Dictionary
n an advertisement broadcast on radio or television, commercially adv commercialese n the special style of language used in business, commercialism n commercial methods or attitudes, commercialize vb make commercial or profitable, ...
Turton, 1998
7
You Have a Point There: A Guide to Punctuation and Its Allies
Such examples of what not to do are called 'commercial English' or 'commercial jargon', 'officese'—too easily confused with 'officialese'—or 'commercialese'. You begin a business letter with 'Dear Sir' or 'Dear Madam'. If the plural is required, ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
8
A charm of words: essays and papers on language
Commercialese, a term formed, like officialese, on the analogy of j&urnalese, has also been called officese, to be avoided because of its similarity to officialese. Commercialese is likewise called business English. Strictly, business English ...
Eric Partridge, 1961
9
Indlish: the book for every English-speaking Indian
Perhaps commercialese, with its ornate and fawning expressions, echoed the over-formal fawning expressions Indians cultivated as durbari (court language) during Muslim rule. The combination of the flavour of commercialese and durbari  ...
Jyoti Sanyal, Martin Cutts, Sarbjit Sen, 2006
10
The State of the Language: English Observed
One of the widest and most creative of such languages is the jargon of business, unkindly labelled commercialese, and by Sir Alan Herbert called officese. The jargon of business, designed to impress and to sell as well as to convey ...
Philip Howard, 1985

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMERCIALESE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commercialese is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Business Speak or: How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Love …
After a little practice – something any office worker will have their fair share of – you can easily translate a real language into commercialese. «Pulse, Jun 15»
2
Inside the purgatory of SXSW music marketing panels
At one point he said "content creators creating mix and remix content," which is truly the "she sells sea shells" of empty commercialese. I mean ... «The Verge, Mar 15»
3
In between 'before' and 'after'
“Prior to,” as Garner's Modern American Usage notes, is “one of the most easily detectable symptoms of bureaucratese, commercialese, and ... «Columbia Journalism Review, Jan 15»
4
'The Legend of Korra' Season 4, Episode 1: 'After All These Years'
The episode opens with a commercialese description of republic city. The major of republic city thanks Asami's contribution to the advancement ... «Neon Tommy, Oct 14»
5
Employers, Employees And Social Media
... follow the wit and personality of a person, not the commercialese or jargon of a corporate entity. Were Sanchez's followers valuable to CNN? «Mondaq News Alerts, Apr 13»
6
What Does Optus Buying Vividwireless Mean For 4G?
... did at first reveal a stunning quote (that Vodafone “wasn't working on 4G at all”) and then a more quiet piece of commercialese, namely that. «Gizmodo Australia, Feb 12»
7
Folding 'Mu' plug launches in Britain
... how robust engineering can transform an age old design, but don't underestimate the persistence it will have taken to commercialese it. «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 12»
8
When a man needs a Borat mankini
I am afraid that there has been a decline of the aristocracy and gentry in Britain owing to their snobbish aversion to commercialese. But the ... «Financial Times, Jun 11»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Commercialese [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/commercialese>. May 2021 ».
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