Definition of communiqué in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪ/
(also communique)


An official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media: the country’s foreign ministry issued a communique
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  • A number of media attended the media conference at the end of it, and a media communiqué was issued.
  • He will not engage in direct dialogue, but will issue communiques, or press releases, said the movement's secretary general.
  • It said that a spokesman was no longer needed, and the Commission would just issue direct communiques.
official communication, press release, bulletin, message, missive, dispatch, statement, report, news flash, notification, announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement;
word, news, information;
North American  advisory
informal memo
literary tidings


Mid 19th century: from French, past participle of communiquer 'communicate'.

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