Definition of leaflet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈliːflɪt/


1A printed sheet of paper containing information or advertising and usually distributed free: pick up a leaflet from your local branch election leaflets
More 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.
pamphlet, booklet, brochure, handbill, circular, flyer, handout, advertisement, bulletin, mailshot, bill, notice;
North American  folder
informal advert, ad, bumf
North American & Australian informal dodger
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)

[with object]
Distribute leaflets to (people or an area): tourists visiting the area are being leafleted [no object]: they were leafleting in Victoria Square
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.

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