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[broh-shoo r, -shur] /broʊˈʃʊər, -ˈʃɜr/
a pamphlet or leaflet.
Origin of brochure
1755-65; < French, derivative of brocher to stitch (a book). See broach, -ure Unabridged
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  • The exhibit, and the free brochure they give out with it, includes some wonderful surprises.
  • For years, high-school students who wanted information on a college could always grab a brochure from the counselor's office.
  • Note the wonderfully chosen example in the brochure of a cellphone in a rectal holster.
  • Try to find an actual travel brochure of the area and compare your brochure to the real one.
  • For a full list of activities, download this online brochure.
  • They will invite you to an orientation session, send a brochure or an e-mail describing their services, or announce an open house.
  • Explain that each group will research its term and create a brochure.
  • After all, a phone call is both cheaper and more personal than a glossy brochure.
  • Create a real travel brochure or a scrapbook of a place you have visited.
  • The special rates in this brochure apply only to such advertising.
British Dictionary definitions for brochure


/ˈbrəʊʃjʊə; -ʃə/
a pamphlet or booklet, esp one containing summarized or introductory information or advertising
Word Origin
C18: from French, from brocher to stitch (a book)
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Word Origin and History for brochure

1748, "pamphlet; short written work stitched together," from French brochure "a stitched work," from brocher "to stitch" (sheets together), from Old French brochier "to prick, jab, pierce," from broche "pointed tool, awl" (see broach (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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