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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the summit’s conclusion Wednesday, a joint communique hinted at wider rifts. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 The war will likely prevent the G-20 leaders from issuing a formal joint communique at the conclusion of the meeting. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 15 Nov. 2022 Ahead of the summit, a Japanese government official told reporters that G-7 nations were insisting on mentioning Russia’s invasion in any communique. Fortune, 13 Nov. 2022 First, the language of mental health must become standardized in every communique across the enterprise. Jonathan Kaufman, Forbes, 6 May 2022 The summit is set to wrap up Saturday with the issuing of a final policy communique. Ignatius Ssuuna, ajc, 24 June 2022 Make your first public-facing communique thoughtful, transparent, and consistent. Chris Goddard, Outside Online, 18 Feb. 2019 Financial leaders of the Group of 20 richest and biggest economies have wrapped up meetings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali without a final joint communique after talks were overshadowed by divisions over the war in Ukraine. Elaine Kurtenbach, ajc, 16 July 2022 Rising concerns about China from the G7 -- made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the US -- were reflected in the bloc's joint communique, released after a summit in German Bavaria. Simone Mccarthy, CNN, 29 June 2022 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of communiqué was in 1852

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Cite this Entry

“Communiqué.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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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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