attention-getter

noun
plural attention-getters

Definition of attention-getter

: something that attracts or demands notice Another Fox attention-getter has been a graphic that continuously shows the game time, score and quarter in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.— Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 30 Aug. 1994

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First Known Use of attention-getter

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Attention-getter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/attention-getter. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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