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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Zhao Yanwei, who owns a printing business for books, newspapers and brochures in Beijing, doesn’t expect his income or that of his civil-servant wife to grow much this year. WSJ, "Chinese Consumers Curb Spending, Likely Deepening Slowdown," 3 Jan. 2019 The administrators are more or less just thinking about making the campus look better for marketing brochures. Sean Illing, Vox, "How corporate cash bought higher education," 14 Nov. 2018 One is CTM Media Group, a large marketing firm that prints cards and brochures advertising various tours and attractions — ubiquitous at tourist-heavy spots such as Logan Airport, South Station, Faneuil Hall, and hotel lobbies. Dan Adams,, "Boston firm offers marijuana-friendly lodging," 11 July 2018 The society has created new marketing materials to match the historic colors and logo including a tri-fold brochure, letterhead, newsletter, business cards, a news release template, and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 27 Mar. 2018 This feature is invaluable when creating brochures, newsletters, and other layout designs that incorporate a lot of text and graphics in the same document. Jd Sartain, PCWorld, "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint," 8 Aug. 2018 Soon afterward, the conductor came across a copy of the orchestra’s season brochure, a marketing tool designed to entice potential subscribers. Jeremy Eichler,, "Miffed at BSO, famed maestro backs out," 18 June 2018 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

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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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