Definition of publicity
1 : the quality or state of being public
2a : an act or device designed to attract public interest; specifically : information with news value issued as a means of gaining public attention or supportb : the dissemination of information or promotional materialc : paid advertisingd : public attention or acclaim
Examples of publicity in a sentence
His public appearances are good publicity for the new movie.
An arrest for drunk driving is bad publicity for any celebrity.
The film has gotten some good publicity.
She has received a lot of publicity for her latest novel.
The studio spent a lot of money on publicity for the movie.
First Known Use of publicity
PUBLICITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of publicity for English Language Learners
: something that attracts the attention of the public
: attention that is given to someone or something by newspapers, magazines, television news programs, etc.
: the activity or business of getting people to give attention to someone or something
PUBLICITY Defined for Kids
Definition of publicity for Students
1 : attention that is given to someone or something by the media
2 : something that attracts the interest of the public <His appearance on TV was good publicity.>
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