Definition of actualité in English:

actualité

noun

  • 1Topical interest, relevance, immediacy.

  • 2British
    Britishto be economical with the actualité = to be economical with the truth.

  • 3An event from real life, a news item; (in plural) news, current affairs. Also: a work representing or recording such an event, especially a (short) documentary film.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. From French actualité relevance, reality, current affairs, (in plural) news, specific senses (after actuel) of actualité.

Pronunciation:

actualité

/ˌaktʃʊalɪˈteɪ/