teas·​er | \ ˈtē-zər How to pronounce teaser (audio) \

Definition of teaser

1 : one that teases
2 : 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 Peacock dropped the very first teaser trailer for Joe vs. Carole on Friday. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 21 Jan. 2022 New Line Cinema and HBO Max have released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s tech thriller KIMI. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2022 Season 6 premieres on January 23rd — check out the full teaser below. Chris Smith, BGR, 4 Oct. 2021 After months of hints from Jenkins, watch the new official trailer above and the last teaser below. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 15 Apr. 2021 No Way Home is a multiverse story where Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) has a prominent role, so the inclusion of a teaser trailer made sense. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 Jan. 2022 Sony also announced the upcoming release of PlayStation VR2 exclusive Horizon Call Of The Mountain with a brand new teaser trailer. Erik Kain, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 Hulu releases teaser trailer for The Kardashians on New Year's Eve. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 3 Jan. 2022 The iconic performer released the first teaser trailer for her upcoming two-part documentary, JANET, which is set to air simultaneously on Lifetime and A&E in January 2022. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of teaser

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Jan 2022

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“Teaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teaser. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of teaser

: a person who teases other people : tease
: something that is done, offered, or shown to make people want something or want to see something that will be offered or shown at a later time
: a difficult problem or puzzle : brainteaser


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