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 Police also posted what appeared to be an instruction pamphlet on how to make a slingshot with a sling and a hammer. Fox News, "Portland police declare riot, post photos of damage to buildings," 2 May 2021 The pamphlet told me to wait at least three hours before releasing the butterfly to make sure its iridescent blue wings had enough time to dry. Ali Wunderman, Travel + Leisure, "This Hotel Puts a Cocooning Butterfly in Every Room so Guests Can Release It Into the Wild," 24 Apr. 2021 And an $800 payment to the campaign of Fred Hill, who lost his race for the Ward 8 council seat, was a fee to advertise Orange’s campaign in a pamphlet that Hill’s campaign created and distributed in the ward. Washington Post, "In first D.C. election with public financing, candidates and donors bumped up against rules," 15 Dec. 2020 For more information, refer to the Extension pamphlet Dahlia Culture or attend the Portland Dahlia Society show the last weekend in August at the dance pavilion at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland. oregonlive, "Learn to grow colorful, dazzling dahlias in Oregon," 5 Apr. 2021 In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, LAPD Deputy Chief Blake Chow said the department contacted community groups to help translate a pamphlet on reporting hate crimes and incidents into Korean and other Asian languages. Los Angeles Times, "‘I’m scared I won’t be believed’: Asians fight to have racist hate documented," 20 Mar. 2021 Without the legislature’s imprimatur, the document might easily pass for a pamphlet. William Hogeland, The New Republic, "Against the Consensus Approach to History," 25 Jan. 2021 Garner omits the milk and eggs while Violet stays true to the original recipe, which Grandma Exie tore off a utility company pamphlet. Elizabeth Hutchison Hicklin, Southern Living, "Jennifer Garner’s Sweet Potato “Pudding” Will Be the Unexpected Hit Around Your Easter Table," 16 Mar. 2021 Spring turkey hunting regulations are listed in the 2020 Combined Hunting Regulations pamphlet. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Leftover Wisconsin spring turkey permit sales begin Monday," 14 Mar. 2021

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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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7 May 2021

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“Pamphlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 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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