bulletin

noun
bul·​le·​tin | \ ˈbu̇-lə-tᵊn How to pronounce bulletin (audio) also ˈbə- \

Definition of bulletin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

bulletin

verb
bulletined; bulletining; bulletins

Definition of bulletin (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make public by bulletin

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Examples of bulletin in a Sentence

Noun The television program was interrupted for a news bulletin. picks up a church bulletin every Sunday after Mass
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Cincinnati Bengals and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow potentially could have more bulletin-board material with Colin Cowherd's latest remarks. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Cowherd: Joe Burrow 'not physically impressive,' at 'major disadvantage' with Bengals," 14 Apr. 2020 The rules, which apply to any vessel carrying more than 50 people, were issued in a March 29 safety bulletin signed by Coast Guard Rear Admiral E.C. Jones, whose district includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. Freida Frisaro, Fortune, "Cruise ships stuck at sea ‘indefinitely’ with sick onboard amid coronavirus pandemic, Coast Guard says," 1 Apr. 2020 The rules, which apply to any vessel carrying more than 50 people, were issued in a March 29 safety bulletin signed by Coast Guard Rear Admiral E.C. Jones, whose district includes Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. Freida Frisaro, Anchorage Daily News, "Cruise ships waiting in US waters must stay at sea indefinitely with sick onboard, Coast Guard says," 1 Apr. 2020 The Coast Guard issued a marine safety bulletin about the ship, which has been operating in an unsafe manner, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Dickinson, a Coast Guard spokesman based in Jacksonville, Florida. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "Who invited the Russian spy ship?," 17 Dec. 2019 New Jersey's division of fire safety in 2014 issued a statewide emergency bulletin about the dangers of the challenge after injuries across the nation. Phil Helsel, NBC News, "'Fire challenge' leaves Michigan boy, 12, with severe burns after friend set him on fire," 4 Oct. 2019 In a 1918 health bulletin, The Texas State Board of Health urged school leaders how to stop the spread of the flu. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Here's how Houston handled the horrific Spanish flu pandemic 100 years ago," 13 Mar. 2020 A day after Donald Trump authorized a drone strike that killed Qassem Suleimani, the leader of Iran’s élite Quds Force, the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin from its National Terrorism Advisory System. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, "Should the U.S. Expect an Iranian Cyberattack?," 6 Jan. 2020 Homeland Security is also issuing a terrorism bulletin. CBS News, "Transcript: Senator Marco Rubio on "Face the Nation," January 5, 2020," 5 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bulletin

Noun

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bulletin

Noun

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

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The first known use of bulletin was in 1765

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16 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bulletin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulletin. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for bulletin

bulletin

noun
How to pronounce bulletin (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bulletin

: 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

noun
bul·​le·​tin | \ ˈbu̇-lə-tən How to pronounce bulletin (audio) \

Kids Definition of bulletin

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

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