press conference


Definition of press conference 

: an interview or announcement given by a public figure to the press by appointment

Examples of press conference in a Sentence

The President will hold a press conference later today.

Recent Examples on the Web

This morning at a press conference in Berlin, the awards—complete with large wooden pawns for the winners—were handed out. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "2018’s “Board Game of the Year” award goes to… Azul!," 23 July 2018 The auteur revealed Wednesday at a press conference in Beijing that his latest film, Ash is Purest White, is set to receive a nationwide theatrical release on Sept. 21. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jia Zhangke's 'Ash Is Purest White' to Get Wide Release in China," 24 May 2018 Zidane announced his decision at a press conference Thursday, making the move less than a week after Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to secure the Champions League title last Saturday. Jamie Goldberg,, "Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach," 31 May 2018 Meanwhile, Roys on Monday held a press conference in Green Bay to release the three priorities of her campaign agenda, which include education, health care and economic development. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "AG Brad Schimel: Democratic candidates' plans to cut prison population are 'deceiving the public'," 9 July 2018 Jeff Berding holds a press conference to discuss the United World Cup bid., "Player ratings from FC Cincinnati's 0-0 draw at Nashville SC," 7 July 2018 Speaking at a press conference, a commander of the Thai navy SEAL group said the retired navy SEAL was placing oxygen tanks along an exit route to assist the boys in their escape from the cave when his own oxygen ran out. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Retired Thai navy SEAL dies while working to rescue soccer team in cave," 6 July 2018 House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked about the Homeland Security secretary during a press conference in San Diego Monday, following a visit to immigrant detention facilities. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Trump's border security boss should resign over family separation policy, Democrats say," 18 June 2018 At a press conference today, WHO researchers reminded the audience that gambling addiction has also long been listed in the ICD. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Are Video Games An Addiction? The World Health Organization Thinks So," 18 June 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of press conference

: a meeting in which someone gives information to news reporters and answers questions

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