Com·​in·​tern ˈkä-mən-ˌtərn How to pronounce Comintern (audio)
: the Communist International established in 1919 and dissolved in 1943

Examples of Comintern in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stalin’s Kremlin, through the global influence of the Comintern, funded a boatload of American culture. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 30 Nov. 2023 Stalin dissolves the Comintern In order to deflect suspicions from his WWII allies of promoting communism in other countries, Stalin disbanded the Communist International, an organization that pushed for world communism. Foreign Affairs, 27 Dec. 2016 At the Sixth Congress of the Comintern, in the summer of 1928, there was a major debate about how best to agitate for Communist revolution among African Americans. The New Yorker, 18 Oct. 2021

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Word History


Russian Komintern, from Kommunisticheskiĭ Internatsional Communist International

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Comintern was in 1921

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“Comintern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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