Definition of bulletin
1 : a brief public notice issuing usually from an authoritative source; specifically : a brief news item intended for immediate publication or broadcast
2 : periodical; especially : the organ of an institution or association
Examples of bulletin in a Sentence
The television program was interrupted for a news bulletin.
picks up a church bulletin every Sunday after Mass
Recent Examples of bulletin from the Web
Before long, the digital bulletin board had the attention of DNR biologists.
A group of journalists record news bulletins as voice memos and share them through messaging apps like Telegram and Whatsapp.
Dominguez said parishioners are kept abreast about the fundraising progress in the weekly bulletin, which also provides answers to frequently asked questions about the effort.
The Naperville Fire Department initially sent 13 rescue vehicles and pieces of apparatus to the scene, according to an electronic bulletin.
The police bulletin indicated that at least some of the vehicles were unlocked.
A decade ago, the limit was increased without an appropriate understanding of the risks, according to an NNSA technical bulletin in February.
Meridian police issued an all-points bulletin and two days later Sedillo turned himself in.
Tacked onto a bulletin board behind Marcela Garcia’s desk at the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is a picture of a girl painting a poinsettia onto a red clay pot.
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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
First Known Use: 1765See Words from the same year
Definition of bulletin
: to make public by bulletin
First Known Use of bulletin
BULLETIN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of bulletin for Students
: a short public notice usually coming from an informed or official source
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