Definition of communiqué in English:


(also communique)


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

    • ‘The final communiqué also announced that a special fund would be set up to help the victims.’
    • ‘The only official source of information about the war is the limited communiqués issued by the Defence Ministry.’
    • ‘He will not engage in direct dialogue, but will issue communiques, or press releases, said the movement's secretary general.’
    • ‘An official communiqué issued tonight by the Polish police revealed a widespread conspiracy to organise acts of sabotage.’
    • ‘They concluded with a communique asserting a collective determination to resist aggression.’
    • ‘And to add authenticity to the scene the author has called upon a communiqué issued by Carlow County Council almost two years ago.’
    • ‘It said that a spokesman was no longer needed, and the Commission would just issue direct communiques.’
    • ‘A number of media attended the media conference at the end of it, and a media communiqué was issued.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The communique is unlikely to go much beyond a statement of intent to reform rather than action.’
    • ‘However, by the end of the war German newspapers were just single sheets of official communiqués and obituaries.’
    • ‘A communiqué issued by the leaders downgraded climate change from a global ‘threat’ to a ‘challenge’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The following is from a communiqué issued yesterday by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.’
    • ‘The national shopkeepers federation acknowledged that it had issued a communique urging its members not to accept debit cards.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘It was part of the communique that was issued late last night.’
    • ‘In a communiqué issued August 29, he ‘demanded that the kidnappers release forthwith their hostages unharmed.’’
    official communication, press release, bulletin, message, missive, dispatch, statement, report, news flash, notification, announcement, declaration, proclamation, pronouncement
    word, news, information
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Mid 19th century: from French, past participle of communiquer communicate.