- an official bulletin or communication, usually to the press or public.
Origin of communiqué
Related Words for communiqueinformation, notice, word, directive, memo, memorandum, note, letter, report, news, announcement, story, disclosure, advice, account, broadcast, statement, message, data, rumor
Examples from the Web for communique
Contemporary Examples of communique
The goal was to implement the Geneva Communique, the 2012 document that called for a transitional governing body in Syria.UN’s Brahimi: Round One of Syria Peace Talks Failed
February 1, 2014
Plus, Winston Lord on Crafting the Shanghai Communique with Kissinger.Winston Lord and Leslie H. Gelb: Nixon’s China Opening, 40 Years Later
Winston Lord, Leslie H. Gelb
February 20, 2012
Historical Examples of communique
We've just received the first communique from the advance guard, sir.Martian V.F.W.
Malloy let her stand there while he picked up the communique.
On the second day after the arrival of the communique, Malloy made his decision.
In the morning, before I'm supposed to be up, I'll issue a communique from—any old place; or tell 'em face to face.The Wrong Twin
Harry Leon Wilson
The losses in men are immense; only the journals would get a communique, or worse, if they ventured to say so in France.Under Two Flags
Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
- an official communication or announcement, esp to the press or public
Word Origin for communiqué
Word Origin and History for communique
1852, from French communiqué, originally past participle of communiquer "to communicate" (14c.), from Latin communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Originally the heading of official statements from the French government. Better, if it must be used in English, to print it with the accent.