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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahyz-muh nt, ad-vur-tis-muh nt, -tiz-]
    • /ˌæd vərˈtaɪz mənt, ædˈvɜr tɪs mənt, -tɪz-/
    • /ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahyz-muh nt, ad-vur-tis-muh nt, -tiz-]
    • /ˌæd vərˈtaɪz mənt, ædˈvɜr tɪs mənt, -tɪz-/

Definitions of advertisement word

  • countable noun advertisement An advertisement is an announcement in a newspaper, on television, or on a poster about something such as a product, event, or job. 3
  • countable noun advertisement If you say that an example of something is an advertisement for that thing in general, you mean that it shows how good that thing is. 3
  • noun advertisement any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etc 3
  • noun advertisement the act of advertising 3
  • noun advertisement a public notice or announcement, usually paid for, as of things for sale, needs, etc. 3
  • noun advertisement a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc. 1

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Origin of advertisement

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
First recorded in 1425-75; late Middle English word from Middle French word avertissement. See advertise, -ment

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Parts of speech for Advertisement


advertisement popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for advertisement

noun advertisement

  • announcement — An announcement is a statement made to the public or to the media which gives information about something that has happened or that will happen.
  • notice — an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.
  • literature — writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays.
  • publicity — extensive mention in the news media or by word of mouth or other means of communication.
  • publication — the act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.

Antonyms for advertisement

noun advertisement

  • hiding — the pelt or skin of one of the larger animals (cow, horse, buffalo, etc.), raw or dressed.

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