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

The coach teared up during his post-game press conference but requested that all questions relate to football. Alex Putterman,, "Freshman Jack Zergiotis named starting quarterback, shows flashes in close debut," 8 Sep. 2019 Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will hold his postgame press conference after his team improved to 2-0. Tom Green |, al, "What Gus Malzahn said about Auburn’s 24-6 win vs. Tulane," 8 Sep. 2019 Berhalter made sure to point that out during his postgame press conference. Brian Straus,, "Despite Struggles, USMNT Still Insists on Sticking to Its Style, Tactical Approach," 7 Sep. 2019 Volusia officials ended their press conference with a reminder for residents to keep their sandbags. Gabrielle Russon,, "Hurricane Dorian: Volusia County gets back to normal," 4 Sep. 2019 The Press Trust of India news agency reported that Malik acknowledged at his press conference that Indian paramilitary forces used pellet guns during protests in Kashmir. Washington Post, "India plans massive hiring government drive in Kashmir," 28 Aug. 2019 Luck’s openness during his retirement press conference Saturdayabout the mental side of his decision has sparked a dialogue about the importance of mental health for football players. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Before he retired, Andrew Luck got Krishawn Hogan's attention. He had something to say.," 27 Aug. 2019 Several council members attended the press conference. Dallas News, "More secret tape fallout in Texas House, Beto O'Rourke's reboot, Dallas mayor creates crime task force," 20 Aug. 2019 Freeman said during his press conference Monday that there was a phone conversation between the two after the concert and discussion of a possible meeting in Chicago, but after that Kelly’s phone number was disconnected. Tad Vezner, Twin Cities, "Hennepin County charges R. Kelly with sex crimes," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of press conference

1937, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2019

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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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