Definition of open letter in English:

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open letter

Pronunciation: /ˈōpən ˈledər/


A letter, often critical, addressed to a particular person or group of people but intended for publication.
Example sentences
  • In open letters to Spanish newspapers and at a massive demonstration in downtown Madrid, Garzón decried the war as illegal, unnecessary, and almost certainly counterproductive in the pursuit of a more pro-Western Middle East.
  • Rigger specifically cited recent open letters run as newspaper advertisements condemning the dirty campaigning by both sides and bemoaning the failure to address meaningful issues.
  • The euro was dangerously premature, they argued in open letters published in major newspapers.

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Syllabification: o·pen let·ter

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