Definition of captive audience
- The passengers on the plane were a captive audience.
: taken and held as or as if a prisoner of war
: kept within bounds : confined
: of or relating to captive animals
: one who has been captured : one taken and held usually in confinement
: one captivated, dominated, or controlled
: a group of listeners or spectators
: a reading, viewing, or listening public
: a group of ardent admirers or devotees
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