teas·​er ˈtē-zər How to pronounce teaser (audio)
: one that teases
: an advertising or promotional device intended to arouse interest or curiosity especially in something to follow

Examples of teaser in a Sentence

A teaser for the sequel appeared at the end of the movie. credit cards offering teaser rates to get people to sign up
Recent Examples on the Web The move to Boston is crystal clear in the first teaser, which shows the Seattle skyline of the original series become the Boston skyline, including the Zakim Bridge. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Watch the Megan-featuring teaser for the new season below. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 14 Sep. 2023 The teaser then cuts to the song’s name in bold blue letters, with the Sept. 15 release date below it. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2023 Fans don't have long to wait for further information as this teaser will be followed by a full-length trailer in just four days' time. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 The full trailer looks fun while downplaying the broad comedy of the earlier teaser. Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2023 Duolingo launched math lessons and brain teasers in August 2022. Boone Ashworth, WIRED, 9 Sep. 2023 While there have been a few teaser photos released so far—including of a young Prince William and Kate Middleton—Netflix recently shared a glimpse at the season's royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. Town & Country, 5 Sep. 2023 The teaser continues as Suelen holds a prayer candle on the terrace while Antonio confidently hawks perfume on social media, the neon hues of a strobe light in his room play off his skin, a sheer pink pullover falling down around his shoulders. Holly Jones, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of teaser was in the 14th century

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“Teaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teaser. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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