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 city released a 10-page recruitment brochure for the position, describing the city, department, and details about what the city is looking for in a new fire chief. Charles Moore And Justin Tang,, 4 May 2022 The brochure of hideous, brand-new buildings, the palm trees that screamed useless, lifelong debt. Kathleen Alcott, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 In 1971, the USDA even put out a brochure about their care, touting them as trees that bloom several times from spring through fall, thrive in many climates and soils, and don't attract plant pests. CBS News, 22 Apr. 2022 In their place are the original owner's manuals, all the original keys, some burned CD in Sharpie marker, and a brochure about the Geo Satisfaction System. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2022 The state’s current brochure lists 127 car tags and one motorcycle specialty tag available for purchase at its 67 county tax collectors offices with the Divine 9 plate and Explore Off-Road plates expected later this year. Richard Tribou,, 6 Apr. 2022 But Nevada’s brochure clearly intends to make a preemptive case. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 6 Apr. 2022 The first was for a brochure, which was updated to look consistent with the new website. James T. Norman,, 4 Feb. 2022 Pilots are considered not fit to fly if their blood alcohol level is over .04, according to a brochure from the FAA. Victoria Albert, CBS News, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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15 May 2022

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“Brochure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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