Definition of handbill in English:


Line breaks: hand|bill
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)bɪl


A small printed advertisement or other notice distributed by hand.
More example sentences
  • He soon found that distributing handbills was illegal, so he printed handbills with an advertisement for the sub expo on one side and a protest against the city's refusal to allow him to moor the sub where he pleased on the other.
  • The article states that permission will be required for businesses and others to use amplification, distribute pamphlets and place handbills on vehicles - although apparently election material will be exempted.
  • The poem was circulated on handbills and printed in newspapers.
notice, advertisement, flyer, leaflet, circular, handout, bulletin, pamphlet, brochure; North American & Australiandodger
informal ad, junk mail
British informal advert

Definition of handbill in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
not showing a serious or respectful attitude