bro·​chure | \ brō-ˈshu̇r How to pronounce brochure (audio) , British especially ˈbrō-shə \
plural brochures

Definition of brochure

: pamphlet, booklet especially : one containing descriptive or advertising material a travel brochure For specific areas and bag limits pick up a copy of the 1993 Small Game Hunting and Trapping brochure at any license agency or Division of Wildlife office. — Brighid Kelly Chances are you picked up this brochure because you're interested in having your teeth cosmetically lightened. You're not alone. — A Common Sense Look At Tooth Bleaching Last fall Barney's, the New York clothes store, sent out an advertising brochure that summed up the whole return-to-the-'50s sensibility. — Jed Perl

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Examples of brochure in a Sentence

handed out brochures giving practical hints about environment-friendly practices that every family can adopt
Recent Examples on the Web The model homes advertised in the Clairemont Villas brochure are still standing, wrapped around a corner of Clairemont Drive. New York Times, 8 Oct. 2021 Not all sites are available on both days, so consult the brochure or links for what interests you. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Oct. 2021 Millennials are more likely to watch a video explaining your value propositions than read a lengthy brochure or pages of product information. Yec, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The department is also translating its brochure on civil rights into multiple languages, including Chinese and Vietnamese., 17 Apr. 2021 In our brochure: a father’s grief over his dead father, the thorn broken off in a hand. Kaveh Akbar, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021 After incurring over one hundred thousand dollars of tuition debt, this outcome was not mentioned in the college brochure. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 In a recent political brochure, Woods showed a picture of himself next to a historical plaque in Kelly Ingram Park dedicated to his father. al, 23 Aug. 2021 When the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology sent a letter encouraging her to apply, the name on the brochure turned her off. Eric Berger, Wired, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of brochure

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brochure

French, from brocher to sew, from Middle French, to prick, from Old French brochier, from broche

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The first known use of brochure was in 1748

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18 Oct 2021

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“Brochure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brochure

: a small, thin book or magazine that usually has many pictures and information about a product, a place, etc.

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