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leaflet

Syllabification: leaf·let
Pronunciation: /ˈlēflit
 
/

Definition of leaflet in English:

noun

1A printed sheet of paper, sometimes folded, containing information or advertising and usually distributed free.
Example sentences
  • They're distributing leaflets asking for any information about the bombers.
  • They will also call for a defence for those who distribute leaflets containing information they honestly believe to be true.
  • For children below 16 years of age, the teachers distributed the information leaflets to parents, who were asked to provide written consent.
Synonyms
2 Botany Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf, such as in the ash and horse chestnut.
Example sentences
  • The epidermal structure of these leaflets shows some similarities to that of flowering plants.
  • Additionally, they have shown that the sandwiched water layer between substrate and the bottom leaflet is highly structured.
  • Lastly, in species with compound leaves the length of the largest leaflet was considered.
2.1(In general use) a young leaf.

verb (leaflets, leafleting, leafleted)

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Distribute leaflets to (people or an area): I won’t be leafleting neighborhoods [no object]: the union has leafleted, protested, and staged petition drives
More example sentences
  • On Friday there were 40 party members leafleting the area.
  • Residents in the area were leafleted about trees being cleared.
  • He has leafleted the catchment areas of the two schools, which are a few minutes’ walk apart, with his plans.

Words that rhyme with leaflet

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