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 The doctor Jessica goes to resists prescribing medication, handing her patient a religious pamphlet instead. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 Now, Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency is testing its air-raid warning system and circulating a Cold War-era-style precautionary pamphlet. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 That year, the Rand Corporation published a pamphlet called Cyberwar Is Coming!, by the international-politics analysts John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 26 Feb. 2022 There also appeared to be a pamphlet of some kind that made reference to water power facilities for the city of Manchester, a community south of Richmond. NBC News, 23 Dec. 2021 There also appeared to be a pamphlet of some kind that made reference to water power facilities for the city of Manchester, a community south of Richmond. NBC News, 23 Dec. 2021 Bishop Pohjola’s crimes amounted simply to publishing Räsänen’s pamphlet. Sean Nelson, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Räsänen faced three charges of ethnic agitation for a 2004 pamphlet, for taking part in a discussion on a radio show in 2019, and most recently, for tweeting a picture of the Bible. Kelsey Koberg, Fox News, 30 Mar. 2022 The pamphlet war between these two factions—for inoculation and against it—played out for months. Peter Manseau, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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

Kids Definition of pamphlet

: a short publication without a binding : booklet

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