Definition of the silly season in English:

the silly season

Translate the silly season into Spanish


  • High summer regarded as the season when newspapers often publish trivial material because of a lack of important news.

    ‘It's summer, the silly season in the news business.’
    • ‘Still, it's not all bad: lack of news brings us the silly season.’
    • ‘‘It has been a bit back to the old days this summer when the silly season really meant the silly season,’ he says.’
    • ‘OK, so it's August and the silly season for news, but isn't it easy to manipulate the media and get them to cover your event?’
    • ‘The long hot summer and the silly season, as the British tabloids call the month of August, is upon us, and what better place to be than, say, the French Riviera.’
    • ‘Do it and once it's all over - bring on the silly season of parliamentary recess, no news, summer holidays, leather on willow so that everyone can recover.’
    • ‘But then we are in the silly season, are we not to judge by newspaper news priorities.’
    • ‘Pity we get the silly season news without the weather to match.’
    • ‘It's the silly season of course and there's no news.’
    • ‘It's the silly season, when there is little news of interest to expats.’