press conference

noun

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 To the latter point, Conley said Sunday that the messaging at the previous day’s press conference had been overly optimistic about the president’s state of health. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "Why it matters that Trump is on dexamethasone for Covid-19," 4 Oct. 2020 Moments after the press conference concluded, the anonymous source familiar with the president's health, alleged to be chief of staff Mark Meadows, told the press pool that the president's health was much bleaker. Sydney Shea, Washington Examiner, "Trump posts video update on coronavirus condition, says he's feeling 'much better now'," 3 Oct. 2020 The press conference is being live streamed, below. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Alabama COVID mask order extended to Nov. 8," 30 Sep. 2020 This press conference comes after another chaotic night for Louisville. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Breonna Taylor's family, lawyers blast Daniel Cameron over lack of charges in her death," 25 Sep. 2020 The press conference came after a hectic night for Louisville. Andrew Wolfson, USA TODAY, "'Release the transcripts': Ben Crump slams decision in Breonna Taylor case, calls out systemic racism in the legal system," 25 Sep. 2020 The press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will also feature Senate President-Designate Wilton Simpson and House Speaker-Designate Chris Sprowls. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Watch live: Gov. DeSantis announcement in Polk County," 21 Sep. 2020 During the prior week’s press conference, county Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said 881 residents and 584 health care workers had tested positive for novel coronavirus in nursing homes. Lauren J. Mapp Staff Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents nears 1,000-case mark in county," 19 Sep. 2020 In the postgame, Kelly’s press conference inadvertently ended early due to a miscommunication, with questions about Lenzy’s status still sitting in the question queue when it was truncated. Eric Hansen, The Indianapolis Star, "Receiver Braden Lenzy moves to top of Notre Dame football depth chart," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of press conference

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Press conference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/press%20conference. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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press conference

noun

English Language Learners Definition of press conference

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

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