Definition of communiqué in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˌmyo͞onəˈkā/
Pronunciation: /kəˈmyo͞onəˌkā/
(also communique)


An official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.
Example sentences
  • 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, announcement, declaration, proclamation, advisory
informal memo


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

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Syllabification: com·mu·ni·qué

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