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Definition of "publicity" []

  • Information that concerns a person, group, event, or product and that is disseminated through various media to attract public notice. (noun)
  • Public interest, notice, or notoriety achieved by the spreading of such information. (noun)
  • The act, process, or occupation of disseminating information to gain public interest. (noun)
  • The condition of being public. (noun)
  • The technique or process of attracting public attention to people, products, etc, as by the use of the mass media (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Public interest resulting from information supplied by such a technique or process (noun)
  • Information used to draw public attention to people, products, etc (noun)
  • The state of being public (noun)

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Use "publicity" in a sentence
  • "I hope all this (mostly negative) Palin publicity is actually going to help Obama win."
  • "I know full well that expert book reviewers, librarians, and teachers don't get the $$$ that many a publisher and/or book creator does ... and I also know full well that no expert reviewer, librarian, or teacher has the vested self interest in publicity that most book creator/blogger reviewers have -- not that such publicity is as much of a publicity as the bloggers seem to think it it all is."
  • "So to be so angry and hasty about the publicity is a waste of your energy."