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From leaf +‎ -let.


  • enPR: lēfʹlĭt, IPA(key): /ˈliːflɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːflɪt


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leaflet (plural leaflets)

  1. (botany) One of the components of a compound leaf.
  2. (botany) A small plant leaf.
    The new leaflets at the end of the branch were a lighter shade of green than the mature leaves.
    Synonym: leafling
  3. A small sheet of paper containing information, used for dissemination of said information, often an advertisement.
    Synonyms: flyer, folder, handbill, pamphlet
    A leaflet had been left under the car's windshield wiper.
  4. (anatomy) A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.

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leaflet (third-person singular simple present leaflets, present participle leafleting or leafletting, simple past and past participle leafleted or leafletted)

  1. (transitive) To distribute leaflets to.
    A sidewalk preacher gave an impassioned sermon while an assistant leafleted those who stayed to listen.
    • 2023 January 11, Howard Johnston, “Regional News: North West”, in RAIL, number 974, page 18:
      Buxton: A survey of 3,000 users of the Monsal Trail has revealed 98% support for the rebuilding of the railway to Matlock. The Manchester & East Midlands Rail Action partnership has been leafleting homes to canvass support for its reopening campaign.
  2. (intransitive) To distribute leaflets.
    During the summer, Peter earned some extra cash by leafleting for a local pizza delivery restaurant.
    • 2011, Staughton Lynd, Daniel Gross, Labor Law for the Rank & Filer: Building Solidarity While Staying Clear of the Law:
      The leafleter who takes reasonable care not to block the sidewalk, who does not become involved in incidents of violence, and whose leaflet is truthful, has the right to leaflet undisturbed.

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  • The inflected forms leafletted and leafletting are sometimes seen, but the spellings leafleted and leafleting are preferred.

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