Definition of brochure in English:



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

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