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

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 These controls, the brochure promises, will help the facility stay well below air quality thresholds established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2024 Challenge brochures with a map of the course can be picked up at the gatehouse or property office. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 However, open gym, track and playground hours change monthly, according to the rec center's membership brochure. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 29 Feb. 2024 In a brochure recently created for fire chief applicants, the city says someone who will focus on diversity and equity is a priority. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 The marketing brochure stated that the entire campus was available for lease. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 21 Mar. 2024 What’s publicly known about Neuralink’s study comes from social media posts and a brief brochure the company published last year. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 20 Mar. 2024 Pick up the 5 Mile Challenge brochure for more details. The Indianapolis Star, 20 Mar. 2024 Prime Minister Rishi Sunak personally endorsed him in a glossy campaign brochure. Jane Bradley, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History


French, from brocher to sew, from Middle French, to prick, from Old French brochier, from broche

First Known Use

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brochure was in 1748

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Cite this Entry

“Brochure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


bro·​chure brō-ˈshu̇(ə)r How to pronounce brochure (audio)
: a pamphlet containing advertising or descriptive material

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