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[nooz-let-er, nyooz-] /ˈnuzˌlɛt ər, ˈnyuz-/
a written report, issued periodically, typically by a business, institution, or other organization, that presents information and news to people with a specific interest in the organization or subject: our co-op’s monthly newsletter;
an employee newsletter.
a written report and analysis of the news, often providing forecasts, typically directed at a special audience, as businesspeople, and distributed to subscribers:
a stock-market newsletter.
Origin of newsletter
1665-75; news + letter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for newsletter
  • Welcome to the monthly newsletter about your health-insurance problems, not ours.
  • Thus was born the monthly sales report, and the office manual and the internal company newsletter.
  • The newsletter publishes on a quarterly basis, in full colour.
British Dictionary definitions for newsletter


Also called news-sheet. a printed periodical bulletin circulated to members of a group
(history) a written or printed account of the news
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Word Origin and History for newsletter

also news-letter , 1670s, from news (n.) + letter (n.). It fell from use until it was revived 20c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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newsletter in Technology

A periodically published work containing news and announcements on some subject, typically with a small circulation. Newsletters are a common application for DTP and may be distributed by electronic mail.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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