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 Dictionary entry overview: What does publicity mean? 

  The noun PUBLICITY has 2 senses:

1. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
2. the quality of being open to public view

  Familiarity information: PUBLICITY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1publicity [BACK TO TOP]


A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


promotion; promotional material; publicity; packaging

Context example:

the packaging of new ideas

Hypernyms ("publicity" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "publicity"):

buildup (highly favorable publicity and praise)

PR; public relations (a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution)

blurb; endorsement; indorsement (a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books))

ballyhoo; hoopla; hype; plug (blatant or sensational promotion)

pitch; sales pitch; sales talk (promotion by means of an argument and demonstration)

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)

sales promotion (promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising)

Holonyms ("publicity" is a part of...):

marketing (the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service)

Sense 2publicity [BACK TO TOP]


The quality of being open to public view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the publicity of the court room

Hypernyms ("publicity" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

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