ré·​clame rā-ˈkläm How to pronounce réclame (audio)
: a gift for dramatization or publicity : showmanship
: public acclaim
the play won critical réclame

Examples of réclame in a Sentence

one of those rare films that are the recipient of both critical and popular réclame the great réclame that the novelist enjoyed in his lifetime soon faded after his death

Word History


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

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of réclame was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Réclame.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/r%C3%A9clame. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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