a letter, often of protest or criticism, addressed to a specific person, but intended to be brought to public attention.
- open-letter, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use open letter in a sentence
In January, Yale baseball captain Cal Christofori wrote an open letter to the Ivy League Council of Presidents lobbying for a spring season.Ivy League sports were shut down quickly by coronavirus. A restart is proving much slower. | Glynn A. Hill | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
In December, about a dozen union leaders published an open letter to Lamont and Cardona with a dire assessment of the school year to date.In Connecticut, Miguel Cardona led a full-court press for schools to reopen | Laura Meckler, Nick Anderson | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
An organization that lobbies for the rights of blind people has formed a task force and hired an outside consultant after apologizing for allegations of sexual misconduct in its programs, which surfaced in an open letter last month.Advocacy group for the blind apologizes for allegations of sexual misconduct | Justin Wm. Moyer | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Poitras revealed her departure from First Look in an open letter on Thursday.
More than 5,300 people, including over 2,200 Google employees, have now signed an open letter protesting Google’s treatment of Gebru and demanding that the company explain itself.Google’s ouster of a top A.I. researcher may have come down to this | Jeremy Kahn | December 9, 2020 | Fortune
He wrote an open letter—posted to the conservative blog Power Line—that quickly went viral.
In an open letter to British newspapers, he warned reporters to stay away.
In an open letter to the governor, Beck himself wondered if Cuomo wanted to bring tyranny to the state.Governor Cuomo: ‘Extreme Conservatives Have No Place In New York’ | David Freedlander | January 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a Daily Beast exclusive, here is his open letter about the film, which is currently seeking crowdfunding.‘Life Itself’: An Open Letter From Filmmaker Steve James About His Roger Ebert Documentary | Steve James | December 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Blue Is the Warmest Color director Abdellatif Kechiche pens open letter attacking star Lea Seydoux.‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud Heats Up, Jeremy Piven May Be Delaying ‘Entourage’ Film | Culture Team | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lang bleats for one, and I thought I might address it to him as a kind of open letter.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
I was treated to an open letter, signed "Junius Secundus," and I replied in provocative terms.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
He stared at the open letter as if it possessed the eyes of a basilisk.The Diamond Coterie | Lawrence L. Lynch
And going into the other room, Frank returned in a moment with an open letter, still wet from the copying-press.
He laughed uneasily, but made no reply, as Bernardine entered the room at that instant with an open letter in her hand.Jolly Sally Pendleton | Laura Jean Libbey
British Dictionary definitions for open letter
a letter, esp one of protest, addressed to a person but also made public, as through the press
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012