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


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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The group ultimately published a pamphlet for consumers — available at — as well as a toolkit for first responders to document elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Kate Santich,, "Florida’s guardians have a huge responsibility — and potential for abuse," 19 July 2019 She's created a pamphlet of swim safety tips now given out to families when babies are born at HCA Houston Healthcare, her employer. Amy Chillag, CNN, "Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for young children. Here's how to prevent it," 3 July 2019 Elections officials who are on the ballot could still include their name in the voters’ pamphlet in the section where all candidates have the opportunity to purchase space., "Lawmakers want to tamp down self-promotion by elections officials," 10 June 2019 Billings shared his testimony and handed out New Testaments and pamphlets about the mud truck ministry to everyone who stopped by., "Pastor builds monster truck for Jesus," 2 July 2019 Edison's propaganda machine pumped out hundreds of flyers and pamphlets on the dangers of alternating current, even electrocuting small animals in front of newspaper reporters. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "AC/DC: It’s Tesla duking it out with Edison in The Current War trailer," 27 June 2019 Licensed firearms sellers would be required to hand out the pamphlet to each person purchasing a gun. Jessie Balmert,, "How a one-page pamphlet on gun laws derailed permitless concealed carry – for now," 25 June 2019 Earlier this year, the Texas Tribune reported that the university denied Beto O’Rourke’s team permission to pass out pamphlets for the former congressman’s presidential campaign. Dallas News, "In 2017, Texas A&M blocked white nationalist’s event. Could new campus free speech law prevent that?," 24 June 2019 This pamphlet was the first milestone in Copernicus’s journey to redefine the universe. National Geographic, "Copernicus's revolutionary ideas reorganized the heavens," 9 Apr. 2019

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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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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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a period when something is suspended

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