pam·​phlet | \ ˈpam(p)-flət How to pronounce pamphlet (audio) \

Definition of pamphlet

: an unbound printed publication with no cover or with a paper cover

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Examples of pamphlet in a Sentence

pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use
Recent Examples on the Web Check out the statement pages from Brown and Ghandour in the state’s online voters' pamphlet or a Q&A with each candidate in the Oregon State Bar’s judicial voting guide. oregonlive, "Both candidates in Multnomah County judge race snag great endorsements, leaving voters with a tough decision," 23 Oct. 2020 According to one biographical pamphlet, influential friends, perhaps white clients of his barbershop, interceded for him. Christopher Frear, Smithsonian Magazine, "Meet Joseph Rainey, the First Black Congressman," 5 Jan. 2021 No political committees have raised money specifically to support or oppose the measure, but there are numerous arguments on both sides in the Multnomah County voter pamphlet. oregonlive, "New police oversight group, new taxes for parks funding, new uses of water customer money among local ballot measures seeking Portland voter approval," 20 Oct. 2020 The 32-page pamphlet is written in that distinctive mid-century USA amalgam of cheery optimism and brutal candor. John Kelly, Washington Post, "A fallout shelter might have caused you to fall out with your neighbors," 4 Nov. 2020 Although a trial court initially granted Reykdal’s petition to remove the sentence, the appellate court reversed that decision, thus allowing the pamphlet to remain unaltered. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, "Strictly Legal: Washington state politician can't strike opponent's pamphlet," 27 Oct. 2020 The state’s official elections pamphlet has been posted online, with information on candidates and the ballot measures. Anchorage Daily News, "2020 Alaska election guide: Where to cast your ballot, how to make sure it’s counted and how to learn about the candidates and issues," 11 Oct. 2020 This pamphlet discusses many aspects of growing all types of blackberries and has some excellent photos of trellis training in both a home garden and a field setting. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Tips for deep watering drought-stressed trees," 3 Oct. 2020 The group, comprised of former Chief Information Officers at agencies like the Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development, jointly argued for the shift in an online pamphlet released Thursday. NBC News, "Dec. 2 Coronavirus updates: U.S. reports largest number of deaths since June," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of pamphlet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pamphlet

Middle English pamflet unbound booklet, from Pamphilus seu De Amore Pamphilus or On Love, popular Latin love poem of the 12th century

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The first known use of pamphlet was in the 14th century

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19 Jan 2021

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“Pamphlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pamphlet

: a small, thin book with no cover or only a paper cover that has information about a particular subject


pam·​phlet | \ ˈpam-flət How to pronounce pamphlet (audio) \

Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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