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.

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Pacquiao said during the press conference that officially announced his bout against Matthysse. Santos A. Perez, miamiherald, "Pacquiao taking matters into his own hands for next fight — literally," 8 July 2018 There will be a tough battle, however, Wiener said at the press conference. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Net neutrality makes comeback in California; lawmakers agree to strict rules," 5 July 2018 At the press conference that followed the June meeting, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell provided a bullish assessment of the U.S. economy’s performance. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "What to Watch in the Federal Reserve’s June Meeting Minutes," 5 July 2018 During the press conference, Santiago said the California bill would stand up to legal scrutiny. Klint Finley, WIRED, "New California Bill Restores Strong Net Neutrality Protections," 5 July 2018 Hutchison also received his official Bulls jersey at the press conference. Rachel Roberts, idahostatesman, "Chicago Bulls high on Hutchison and his college coach," 25 June 2018 At the press conference held at APD headquarters, there were 14 representatives from law enforcement agencies that were involved, including the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage police, other agencies made dozens of arrests in joint operation this week," 22 June 2018 Chris Avellone, of Planescape: Torment fame, announced the game during the Microsoft press conference. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "The best PC games of E3 2018," 15 June 2018 After kicking off with EA Play on Saturday, all of the press conferences are now wrapped, and the show floor has closed. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The 10 biggest stories of E3 2018," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of press conference

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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