crowd-pleas·​er ˈkrau̇d-ˌplē-zər How to pronounce crowd-pleaser (audio)
: one (such as a performer or product) that is notably or reliably popular or appealing
a flamboyant crowd-pleaser given to mad feats of daringTony Hendra
crowd-pleasing adjective

Examples of crowd-pleaser in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meet the 11 Finalists of 'America's Got Talent' Season 18 (Exclusive) Adrian and his border collie proved to be an instant crowd-pleaser from the beginning of their AGT journey. Kelly Martinez, Peoplemag, 28 Sep. 2023 From cutting-edge tech to cozy home essentials and trendy fashion items, these crowd-pleasers deserve a place on your Prime Big Deal Day shopping list. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 28 Sep. 2023 Small but mighty crowd-pleasers Constellation Theatre Company: 1835 14th St. NW. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, this side will surely be a crowd-pleaser. Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 24 Sep. 2023 Photograph courtesy All the Hits If these experiments were unsuccessful, another multi-hyphenate was behind one of TIFF’s great crowd-pleasers. The New Yorker, 22 Sep. 2023 Picking a crowd-pleaser like The Taste of Things could be a bid to appeal to more mainstream academy voters who failed to go for the last two, more art house, French Oscar selections: Alice Diop’s Saint Omer and Julia Ducournau’s Titane, neither of which was nominated. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2023 But when the show lasts a half-hour longer than an Eras Tour date and burns through all its biggest crowd-pleasers early in the setlist, the Swifties — like all other pop fans watching — are gonna end up wanting to skip the encore to beat the traffic. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2023 Older bourbon is not always better bourbon, but the 22-year-old annual release from Blade and Bow is one that is usually a crowd-pleaser. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowd-pleaser was in 1943

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“Crowd-pleaser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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