missive

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noun mis·sive \ˈmi-siv\

Definition of missive

  1. :  a written communication :  letter wrote a lengthy missive to her father

Examples of missive in a Sentence

  1. She received yet another lengthy missive from her father.

  2. the two old friends like to fire off missives filled with good-natured teasing and mock insults

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Origin and Etymology of missive

Middle French lettre missive, literally, letter intended to be sent


MISSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

missive

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noun

Definition of missive for English Language Learners

  • : a letter or other written message


MISSIVE Defined for Kids

missive

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noun mis·sive \ˈmi-siv\

Definition of missive for Students

  1. :  1letter 2



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