Definition of communiqué in US English:

communiqué

(also communique)

noun

  • An official announcement or statement, especially one made to the media.

    • ‘At its meeting last week, the committee voted to ask the provincial ministry of health to issue a communiqué that will remind doctors to provide service to all qualified patients.’
    • ‘A number of media attended the media conference at the end of it, and a media communiqué was issued.’
    • ‘It was part of the communique that was issued late last night.’
    • ‘However, by the end of the war German newspapers were just single sheets of official communiqués and obituaries.’
    • ‘It said that a spokesman was no longer needed, and the Commission would just issue direct communiques.’
    • ‘An official communiqué issued tonight by the Polish police revealed a widespread conspiracy to organise acts of sabotage.’
    • ‘The two sides issued a joint communiqué stressing the need to restore friendly relations and agreed to broaden bilateral ties in various areas.’
    • ‘The joint communique issued after the talks said that both countries honour the treaty.’
    • ‘In an official communique released here, it was stated that a number of teams have been constituted to check the cases of theft of canal water.’
    • ‘The final communiqué also announced that a special fund would be set up to help the victims.’
    • ‘The communique is unlikely to go much beyond a statement of intent to reform rather than action.’
    • ‘In a communiqué issued at the end of the Pacific Forum meeting in Auckland, New Zealand last week, leaders repeated their concerns over the shipment of radioactive materials.’
    • ‘He will not engage in direct dialogue, but will issue communiques, or press releases, said the movement's secretary general.’
    • ‘And to add authenticity to the scene the author has called upon a communiqué issued by Carlow County Council almost two years ago.’
    • ‘The national shopkeepers federation acknowledged that it had issued a communique urging its members not to accept debit cards.’
    • ‘The only official source of information about the war is the limited communiqués issued by the Defence Ministry.’
    • ‘They concluded with a communique asserting a collective determination to resist aggression.’
    • ‘In a communiqué issued August 29, he ‘demanded that the kidnappers release forthwith their hostages unharmed.’’
    • ‘The following is from a communiqué issued yesterday by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.’
    • ‘A communiqué issued by the leaders downgraded climate change from a global ‘threat’ to a ‘challenge’.’
    official communication, press release, bulletin, message, missive, dispatch, statement, report, news flash, notification, announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement
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Origin

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

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