missive

noun mis·sive \ ˈmi-siv \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of missive

: 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

Definition of missive for English Language Learners

  • : a letter or other written message


MISSIVE Defined for Kids

missive

noun mis·sive \ ˈmi-siv \

Definition of missive for Students

: 1letter 2


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