press release


noun

a statement prepared and distributed to the press by a public relations firm, governmental agency, etc.

Nearby words

  1. press of sail,
  2. press on,
  3. press one's luck,
  4. press party,
  5. press proof,
  6. press secretary,
  7. press section,
  8. press stud,
  9. press the flesh,
  10. press time

Origin of press release

First recorded in 1955–60

Also called news release, release.

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British Dictionary definitions for news release

press release

noun

an official announcement or account of a news item circulated to the press
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