teaser

noun

teas·​er ˈtē-zər How to pronounce teaser (audio)
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 The new trailer updates a previous teaser with an expanded look at Oh’s character and an emphasis on the dual life the Captain must lead in his new home. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 On Thursday, Max released a new teaser and several First Look images from the upcoming HBO espionage thriller The Sympathizer. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 The first teaser trailer for Wicked has arrived, offering a first look at the film’s stars, Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 12 Feb. 2024 Long before DVRs and digital teasers, casual audiences tuned in to see the commercials, which took on an extra air of significance as cultural touchstones. Brian Lowry, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 Vampire Weekend are using the Siegel photo, which shows a man standing sideways, similar to the guy in the teaser video, as sleeve art for the record. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2024 Blue Moon was awarded the space (though not before its sibling brews got a massive boost through social media and teaser campaigns. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024 The company released a teaser for the commercial on Jan. 9. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 3 Feb. 2024 Back to Black, the new Amy Winehouse biopic directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, has an official trailer after last month’s teaser. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 2 Feb. 2024 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 24 Feb. 2024.

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