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(Journalism & Publishing) Brit a period, usually during the hot summer months, when journalists fill space reporting on frivolous events and activities
a time of year, usu. in midsummer, characterized by the publication of exaggerated or frivolous news stories.
silly season- Any slow news period characterized by trivial news or no news.
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|Noun||1.||silly season - a time usually late summer characterized by exaggerated news stories about frivolous matters for want of real news|