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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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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As Politico details, Trump’s company even tried to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change in a brochure distributed to people living in the area around the course. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Trump dismisses the economic impact of climate change — except at his golf course," 27 Nov. 2018 The word, first used in a tourism brochure in the early 1990s, stands apart from the others, per Stamper. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Made-Up Travel Words We Love to Hate," 18 July 2018 In Uganda, funeral directors have put cremation on their brochures but find few or no takers. Washington Post, "Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo," 26 May 2018 The structure is scheduled for completion during the first three months of 2019, according to the leasing brochure. Jacob Adelman,, "Retail plaza with CVS planned at former State Office Building apartments on North Broad Street," 14 May 2018 Upon registration, attendees will receive an email with links to the tour brochure including maps and other resources. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "On this tour, neighbors go native and take it easy | The Sacramento Bee," 6 Apr. 2018 In a brochure, Game and Fish advised boaters to take these steps before each trip: Educate passengers about carbon monoxide poisoning. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Carbon monoxide can be silent killer of boaters. Here's how to stay safe," 21 June 2018 Deals are also being negotiated for a Starbucks cafe and Sprint cell phone store in the retail space, according to the brochure. Jacob Adelman,, "Retail plaza with CVS planned at former State Office Building apartments on North Broad Street," 14 May 2018 Benefits that a residence promotes in a brochure should also appear in the contract., "If it's time for assisted living, read this before signing the contract," 11 May 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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