bro·chure | \brō-ˈshu̇r, British especially ˈbrō-shə\

Definition of brochure 

: pamphlet, booklet especially : one containing descriptive or advertising material a travel brochure

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Synonyms for brochure


booklet, circular, flyer (also flier), folder, leaflet, pamphlet

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Examples of brochure in a Sentence

handed out brochures giving practical hints about environment-friendly practices that every family can adopt

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The plan is to set up information kiosks in city facilities, with pamphlets, brochures and fliers that contain the information. David Hernandez,, "National City moves forward with some ideas to better assist immigrant residents," 19 June 2018 An independent campaign committee, backed by wealthy charter school advocates, is behind a television advertisement and mailed brochure seeking to boost former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign for governor. Angela Hart, sacbee, "Pro-Villaraigosa ad touting Barack Obama's support leaves false impression | The Sacramento Bee," 22 May 2018 Schneiderman was a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and had helped write a brochure giving legal advice to domestic violence victims. John Blake, CNN, "He was called a 'guardian angel.' Then they discovered he was something else," 12 May 2018 Balukoff knocked on doors in the North End, carrying campaign brochures and a bright smile. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Paulette Jordan claims Democratic victory: 'We won this race by everyone.' | Idaho Statesman," 15 May 2018 But in truth, MBA programs are not the open forums advertised in admissions brochures. John Benjamin, The New Republic, "Business Class," 14 May 2018 Littlefield proposed that projects be listed and detailed for voters in brochures ahead of the election. Yihyun Jeong, azcentral, "Scottsdale shelves bond request (for now), seeks sales-tax hike in November," 3 May 2018 Vintage photographs, postcards, tourism brochures, travel guides, cruise and airline timetables, and souvenirs offer a picture of what American tourists used to experience before Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries took control in 1959. USA TODAY, "Postcards from Guantanamo: Vintage photos from Cuba’s tourism heyday," 22 Feb. 2018 The brochure offers the secrets to the entire act that Houdini spent nearly a decade polishing — for $10. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "Behind the magic of Harry Houdini at the Jewish Museum of Maryland," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of brochure

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brochure

French, from brocher to sew, from Middle French, to prick, from Old French brochier, from broche

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The first known use of brochure was in 1748

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English Language Learners Definition of brochure

: a small, thin book or magazine that usually has many pictures and information about a product, a place, etc.

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