[ pey-oh-luh ]
/ peɪˈoʊ lə /
a secret or private payment in return for the promotion of a product, service, etc., through the abuse of one's position, influence, or facilities.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
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British Dictionary definitions for payola
/ (peɪˈəʊlə) /
noun informal, mainly US
a bribe given to secure special treatment, esp to a disc jockey to promote a commercial product
the practice of paying or receiving such bribes
Word Origin for payola
C20: from pay 1 + -ola, as in Pianola
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