open letter

noun

Definition of open letter

  1. :  a published letter of protest or appeal usually addressed to an individual but intended for the general public

Examples of open letter in a sentence

  1. In an open letter to the company, a citizens' group implored company executives to reconsider their decision to close the factory.

1898

First Known Use of open letter

1898


OPEN LETTER Defined for English Language Learners

open letter

noun

Definition of open letter for English Language Learners

  • : a letter that is published in a newspaper but that is addressed to a well-known person or to an organization

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