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1Topical interest, relevance, immediacy.
2British British"to 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.
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.