noun ré·clame \rā-ˈkläm\

Definition of réclame

  1. 1 :  a gift for dramatization or publicity :  showmanship

  2. 2 :  public acclaim the play won critical réclame

Examples of réclame in a sentence

  1. one of those rare films that are the recipient of both critical and popular réclame

  2. the great réclame that the novelist enjoyed in his lifetime soon faded after his death

Origin and Etymology of réclame

French, advertising, from réclamer to appeal, from Medieval French reclamer

First Known Use: 1883

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capable of being understood in two ways

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