communiqué

noun
com·​mu·​ni·​qué | \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā How to pronounce communiqué (audio) , -ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā How to pronounce communiqué (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, given that the horn is a scatter-style communique, everybody within earshot might think the horn was intended for them. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 The leaders put Afghanistan as number 57 out of 70 points in their final 25-page communique -– behind Ukraine, Belarus and Ethiopia. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2021 The leaders put Afghanistan as number 57 out of 70 points in their final 25-page communique -– behind Ukraine, Belarus and Ethiopia. Matthew Lee, chicagotribune.com, 24 Aug. 2021 The leaders put Afghanistan as number 57 out of 70 points in their final 25-page communique -– behind Ukraine, Belarus and Ethiopia. Matthew Lee, ajc, 24 Aug. 2021 Ghani, 72, who had dropped out of sight since fleeing Kabul on Sunday, resurfaced in the United Arab Emirates, which announced his presence in a terse communique. Marcus Yam, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2021 On Thursday evening, the countries released a communique reiterating those warnings and called for an end to violence and a political settlement. Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2021 The talks were tense and passionate, going through the night at the city’s royal palace as negotiators debated tweaks to the conference’s official communique and ministers twisted arms to persuade their counterparts. Time, 24 July 2021 Go back to 2018, the last time the G7 came together in person, there wasn't even a mention of China in the communique. CBS News, 13 June 2021

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First Known Use of communiqué

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for communiqué

French, from past participle of communiquer to communicate, from Latin communicare

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“Communiqué.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communiqu%C3%A9. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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communiqué

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English Language Learners Definition of communiqué

: an official announcement about a usually very important piece of news

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