- publication date,
Origin of publicity
Examples from the Web for publicity
There was no publicity at the time about the deal he made with an old connection from his days at Yale.
In 1945 or 1946, Hitch and Alma were in New York with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman, on a publicity tour.
Now that he was Sir Alfred, there was one final blast of publicity.
He's dazzling, fielding questions, spinning out anecdotes and limericks, sounding 35 and hungry for publicity.
He was in publicity heaven, a place he adored, and he was full of talk of the future.
Perhaps a menace of publicity, rather than risk, was the cause of the wearing strain on him.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
For he was fond of notoriety, had a craving for publicity, and was happiest when a multitude applauded.Recollections and Impressions|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
The publicity the Customs people would get from your case would be worth a lot to them.Under Cover|Roi Cooper Megrue
He believed in publicity and discussion and a wider consultation.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2|Samuel J. Tilden
The Nipe had seen all the publicity releases that had been so carefully tailored for him.Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett
- the technique or process of attracting public attention to people, products, etc, as by the use of the mass media
- (as modifier)a publicity agent
Word Origin for publicity
1791, "condition of being public," from French publicité (1690s), from Medieval Latin publicitatem (nominative publicitas), from Latin publicus (see public (adj.)). Sense of "a making (something) known, an exposure to the public" is from 1826, shading by c.1900 into "advertising, business of promotion." Publicity stunt first recorded 1908.