bro·​chure | \ brō-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce brochure (audio) , British especially ˈbrō-shə \
plural brochures

Definition of brochure

: pamphlet, booklet especially : one containing descriptive or advertising material a travel brochure For specific areas and bag limits pick up a copy of the 1993 Small Game Hunting and Trapping brochure at any license agency or Division of Wildlife office. — Brighid Kelly Chances are you picked up this brochure because you're interested in having your teeth cosmetically lightened. You're not alone. — A Common Sense Look At Tooth Bleaching Last fall Barney's, the New York clothes store, sent out an advertising brochure that summed up the whole return-to-the-'50s sensibility. — Jed Perl

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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
Recent Examples on the Web For more information on parking, performers and other information, No Studios has created a brochure for the event and this page on their website. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No Studios will bring artistic flair and guests from across the country to social justice summit," 11 Nov. 2019 Ryan Murphy’s version of a privileged and nepotistic hell is very photogenic, like a travel agent’s brochure for damnation. Philippa Snow, The New Republic, "How The Politician’s Ruthless Satire Misses," 27 Sep. 2019 Big banks start sending kids credit-card offers as soon as the college brochures arrive in the mail. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "Inside the Mind of the Warren Voter," 23 Sep. 2019 Please view the brochure attached for more information. Robin Goist,, "More ramp closures coming to I-76’s Kenmore Leg in Akron," 6 Sep. 2019 But these brochures aren’t handed out to anyone who wanders into a welfare office; they’re given to people who show up or have been referred because their income meets the TANF guidelines. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Trump’s plan to throw 3 million people off food stamps shows his cruelty to the poor," 23 July 2019 You're approached about including your business in a direct mail marketing brochure sent to 1 million homes in your business area. Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY, "Are these opportunities tricks or treats for your small business? Take this quiz.," 23 Oct. 2019 For an overview of the property, check out the marketing brochure at Jesse Leavenworth,, "J.C. Penney’s Manchester warehouse being prepared for new tenant, up to 700 jobs possible," 8 Oct. 2019 Being able to use these maps and brochures to see the birth and evolution of the National Park Service is amazing. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "A new book celebrates the graphic design legacy of US national parks," 9 Sep. 2019

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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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9 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Brochure.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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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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