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noun bul·le·tin \ˈbu̇-lə-tən also ˈbə-\

Definition of bulletin

  1. 1 :  a brief public notice issuing usually from an authoritative source; specifically :  a brief news item intended for immediate publication or broadcast

  2. 2 :  periodical; especially :  the organ of an institution or association

Examples of bulletin in a Sentence

  1. The television program was interrupted for a news bulletin.

  2. picks up a church bulletin every Sunday after Mass

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Origin and Etymology of bulletin

French, from Middle French, from bullette seal, notice, diminutive of bulle seal, from Medieval Latin bulla

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verb bul·le·tin

Definition of bulletin

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make public by bulletin

First Known Use of bulletin

1812


BULLETIN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of bulletin for English Language Learners

  • : a quick announcement from an official source about an important piece of news

  • : a short piece of writing that an organization publishes to give news about itself


BULLETIN Defined for Kids

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noun bul·le·tin \ˈbu̇-lə-tən\

Definition of bulletin for Students

  1. :  a short public notice usually coming from an informed or official source



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