form letter

noun
|Updated on: 27 Jun 2018

Definition of form letter

1 : a letter on a subject of frequent recurrence that can be sent to different people without essential change except in the address
2 : a letter for mass circulation that is printed in many copies and has a very general salutation (such as Dear Friend)

Examples of form letter in a Sentence

  1. The bank sent out thousands of form letters offering its credit card.

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First Known Use of form letter

1909

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FORM LETTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of form letter for English Language Learners

  • : a letter that has a standard form and is sent to many people


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