Definition of brochure in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrəʊʃə//brɒˈʃʊə/


  • A small book or magazine containing pictures and information about a product or service:

    ‘a holiday brochure’
    • ‘It found the company had continued to send out brochures advertising the offer even when it knew it would be unable to meet demand.’
    • ‘We are starting to produce new brochures and we are creating a new website.’
    • ‘Staff at the centre can provide more in depth information and brochures outlining other walks in the area.’
    • ‘Retailers are sending increased numbers of catalogues and brochures to customers in a bid to tempt them to buy over the internet.’
    • ‘Universities already publish free brochures to advertise their courses.’
    • ‘Little supplements and advertising brochures seem to fly from the pages, littering the kitchen floor.’
    • ‘In recent weeks the new department has sent out hundreds of glossy brochures to potential advertisers.’
    • ‘Typically, many quality properties are sold even before the sales brochures are produced.’
    • ‘The Agriculture Ministry is preparing information brochures to be given to farmers.’
    • ‘Information brochures will be available from local businesses in Bedford and the town library.’
    • ‘Catalogues, flyers and brochures can be collected in the service's blue bag, or taken to a recycling site.’
    • ‘I went to Nice under the illusion that the glorious beach pictured in the brochures was sandy.’
    • ‘So Graham had a chat with the guy who knew about these things, and we picked up a handful of brochures and leaflets for study at home.’
    • ‘Sometimes I have the same feeling of bewilderment when I read brochures for financial products.’
    • ‘The centre has many brochures on local services and customers are most welcome to make enquiries in person.’
    • ‘It also publishes a range of information leaflets, brochures and fact sheets.’
    • ‘In the lobby they have brochures that indicate what services the hotel can provide.’
    • ‘The Tourism Authority of Thailand can assist with holiday brochures and information.’
    • ‘If you are a tourism product provider and you have any advertising brochures we will gladly display them.’
    • ‘For further details see local press or pick up one of the brochures, which are circulating locally.’
    pamphlet, booklet, prospectus, catalogue, leaflet, handbill, handout, bill, circular, flyer, notice, advertisement
    mailer, folder
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Mid 18th century: from French, literally something stitched, from brocher to stitch (see broach).