pamphlet

noun
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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Synonyms for pamphlet

Synonyms

booklet, brochure, circular, flyer (also flier), folder, leaflet

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Examples of pamphlet in a Sentence

pamphlets about common safety precautions that we all can put into use

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Witnesses at the funeral home told police that Incognito wanted them to cut his dead dad's head off for research purposes and Incognito punched caskets, threw pamphlets around and took an urn from a shelf and slammed it down on top of a casket. Fox News, "Richie Incognito, ex-NFL lineman, accused of threatening funeral home staff," 21 Aug. 2018 After all, the archives have been reduced from the pantheon of literature and books to essays and pamphlets to speeches and op-eds. Alexander Heffner, Time, "The American Historical Record Includes Court Cases, Famous Speeches—And Trump’s Tweets. Here’s Why That Matters," 2 July 2018 Handmade hippy soap, moody artisanal wine, Mitteleuropa micro-sweets, and single-ingredient pamphlet cookbooks are all top of list this year. Sally Singer, Vogue, "10 Holiday Gifts That Dazzle, Then Largely Disappear," 29 Nov. 2018 The infection occurs most commonly when people who wear contacts swim, shower, or wash their face while wearing lenses, according to a pamphlet from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "A Rare Eye Infection Is Spreading Among Contact Lens Wearers in the U.K.," 21 Sep. 2018 Glossy pamphlets advertise a top 20 list of company mascot Geoffrey’s suggested toys—like Harry Potter-themed merchandise and classic board games such as Hasbro Inc.’s Monopoly. Ese Erheriene, WSJ, "Toys ‘R’ Us Gears Up For Holiday Sales—in Asia," 24 Nov. 2018 Coopersmith found the pamphlet in an antique store at Pike Place Market. Jerry Large, The Seattle Times, "Seattle collection of rare artifacts reveals America’s past and present, and how little we know," 18 June 2018 The author of 1867’s Das Kapital and co-author (with Friedrich Engels) of 1848’s landmark political pamphlet The Communist Manifesto, Marx was a deft writer and a commanding orator. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Ten Major Anniversaries Worth Traveling For This Year," 30 Jan. 2018 Free glasses, moon pies and informational pamphlets will be distributed while supplies last. Darla Carter, The Courier-Journal, "10 Louisville spots offering free eclipse glasses on Monday," 16 Aug. 2017

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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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pamphlet

noun

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

pamphlet

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

Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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