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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahy-zing]
    • /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ/
    • /ˈædvətaɪzɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ver-tahy-zing]
    • /ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ/

Definitions of advertising word

  • uncountable noun advertising Advertising is the activity of creating advertisements and making sure people see them. 3
  • noun advertising the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television 3
  • noun advertising the business that specializes in creating such publicity 3
  • noun advertising advertisements collectively; publicity 3
  • noun advertising printed or broadcast matter that advertises; advertisements collectively 3
  • noun advertising the business or occupation of preparing and issuing advertisements 3

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Origin of advertising

First appearance:

before 1520
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1520-30; advertise + -ing1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Advertising


advertising popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% 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 advertising

noun advertising

  • pitch — to smear or cover with pitch.
  • buildup — praise or favorable publicity, esp. when systematic and intended to make something popular, well-known, etc.
  • 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.
  • proclamation — something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
  • spread — to draw, stretch, or open out, especially over a flat surface, as something rolled or folded (often followed by out).

adjective advertising

Antonyms for advertising

noun advertising

  • secret — done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations.

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