captive audience

Definition of captive audience

  1. :  a person or people who are unable to leave a place and are thus forced to listen to what is being said The passengers on the plane were a captive audience.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  taken and held as or as if a prisoner of war

    :  kept within bounds :  confined

    :  of or relating to captive animals

  1. :  a group of listeners or spectators

    :  a reading, viewing, or listening public

    :  a group of ardent admirers or devotees

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