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

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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 Celebrate the day by pulling out a favorite jigsaw, or trying a crossword, Sudoku or brain teaser. Washington Post, "Celebrate these unusual holidays to make 2021 even more fun," 4 Jan. 2021 Kennedy introduced a teaser (embedded below) for The Bad Batch, about a group of experimental elite clones first introduced in The Clone Wars. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Disney+ drops Andor teaser, announces gazillion other Star Wars projects," 11 Dec. 2020 This wooden brain teaser makes for a fun game night in. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "Know someone who loves wine? These are the gifts for them," 11 Dec. 2020 Look for Brockhouse to make his official announcement in January, with a soft roll-out (probably a social-media video teaser) this month. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Garcia: Nirenberg-Brockhouse mayoral rematch begins to take shape," 2 Dec. 2020 These teaser photos show its more aggressive styling and different wheels. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Hyundai Tucson N Line Could Have Nearly 300 Horsepower," 9 Nov. 2020 The episode's teaser footage, shared by both Khloé and Kris Jenner, finds Khloé in a state common among celebrities during quarantine: very, very bored. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Khloé Kardashian Just Gave Fans A Peek At Her Naturally Curly Hair," 6 Nov. 2020 For example, the original Snow White’s Adventures queue mural in Fantasyland featured a colorful, four-panel teaser depicting seven scenes from the attraction to come. Elissaveta M. Brandon, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic Could End Waiting in Line," 28 Oct. 2020 That is why the teaser videos feature our members opening their eyes and why the name of our album is Eyes wide open. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Exclusive: TWICE on Their Comeback Album, "Eyes Wide Open", Quarantine, and Music Video for "I Can't Stop Me"," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of teaser

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teaser

: a person who teases other people
: 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
British : a difficult problem or puzzle

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