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réclame

play
noun ré·clame \rā-ˈkläm\

Definition of réclame

  1. 1 :  a gift for dramatization or publicity :  showmanship

  2. 2 :  public acclaim <the play won critical réclame>



Examples of réclame

  1. <one of those rare films that are the recipient of both critical and popular réclame>

  2. <the great réclame that the novelist enjoyed in his lifetime soon faded after his death>



Origin of réclame

French, advertising, from réclamer to appeal, from Middle French reclamer


First Known Use: 1883


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