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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First Known Use of press conference

1937, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

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“Press conference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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