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

In a press conference, First Assistant Attorney Risa Lanier detailed how investigators came to that conclusion. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Fox Cuts Jussie Smollett From Final Episodes of ‘Empire’ Season," 22 Feb. 2019 Or, who knows, maybe Machado will be holding a red-pinstriped No. 13 jersey in a press conference at Citizens Bank Park. Scott Lauber,, "Phillies' Maikel Franco making a play to stay | Extra Innings," 12 July 2018 At a joint press conference on Thursday, Macron said: ‘‘A trade war doesn’t spare anyone., "President Trump says Russia should be allowed back in G-7," 8 June 2018 Watch This Fly Fishing in Asheville To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% This trip is dangerous, Musk reminded everyone during the post-announcement press conference. Condé Nast Traveler, "SpaceX Announcement: Yusaku Maezawa Is First Tourist to Fly to the Moon," 17 Sep. 2018 The president and Theresa May had a difficult task at their joint press conference on Friday morning at Chequers, the British prime minister’s country retreat. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Trump’s press conference in Britain was incredibly awkward.," 13 July 2018 According to the Post-Gazette, District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. is expected to hold a press conference on the charges later today. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Officer Who Killed Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose II Charged With Homicide," 27 June 2018 The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced this morning (January 22), with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) making the announcement at a press conference in Los Angeles. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Oscar Nominations 2019: The Full List," 22 Jan. 2019 Trump said at a press conference in the UK in July. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Mattis’s resignation was a scathing indictment of Trump’s foreign policy," 21 Dec. 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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