a statement prepared and distributed to the press by a public relations firm, governmental agency, etc.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called news release, release.
Origin of press release
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby press release
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British Dictionary definitions for press release
an official announcement or account of a news item circulated to the press
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