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 The company listed up to 100,000 square feet as available at 1155 Battery St. in the Levi’s Plaza complex near the city’s northeastern waterfront, according to a marketing brochure reviewed by The Chronicle. Roland Li,, "Levi Strauss could give up a third of S.F. HQ, adding to office market slump," 10 Dec. 2020 Feinstein did not become mayor until the following year and had a hand in shaping the property’s redevelopment, according to a brochure from the hotel’s history committee. Los Angeles Times, "San Francisco may rename 42 schools, including Lincoln High and Dianne Feinstein Elementary," 30 Nov. 2020 In the works is a mailing to residents that will include a brochure and pledge card, Loon said, with the option to donate one time or every month. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Eden Prairie residents launch news site to replace shuttered local paper," 4 Dec. 2020 The glossy brochure became a staple of family homes and student flats around the world. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Legislation by Regulation — The Accountants Are Moving In (Shareholders Left Out)," 7 Dec. 2020 Instead of listing the courses in the official class schedule, the five offerings were advertised in a brochure and in the Daily Aztec student newspaper. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: SDSU’s Department of Women’s Studies celebrates 50 years of revolution," 5 Dec. 2020 The multitude of badges that denote user status are hexagonal, which, in combination with the gray sans serif typography that appears in posts, gives the whole site the feel of a pharmaceutical brochure. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Parler’s vibe is MAGA-red and unreal. Extremism by design?," 25 Nov. 2020 The first meeting generated interest in donations for a brochure about mental health resources; discussion about fostering out animals at the shelter to combat loneliness; and funds available through Porter-Starke for outreach to veterans. Amy Lavalley,, "Council members lauded for performance; Whitten, Larson lost bids for reelection," 18 Nov. 2020 The existence of the missing panel was known through a brochure that accompanied the first showing of the series in New York in 1956. NBC News, "Missing painting by renowned Black artist Jacob Lawrence rediscovered after 60 years," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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15 Jan 2021

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“Brochure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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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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