- 1 an occasion at which you can see a movie, a show, etc. before it is shown to the general public a press preview (= for journalists only) a special preview of our winter fashion collection see also sneak preview
- 2 a description in a newspaper or a magazine that tells you about a movie, a television program, etc. before it is shown to the public Turn to page 12 for a preview of next week's programs.
- 3 a series of short scenes from a movie or television program, shown in advance to advertise it synonym trailer synonyms at advertisement Thesaurusadvertisementpublicity ad commercial promotion previewThese are all words for a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service.advertisement a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service; an example of something that shows its good qualities; the act of advertising something and making it publicpublicity [U] the business of attracting the attention of the public to someone or something, such as a company, book, movie, movie star, or product; the things that are done to attract attention:She works in publicity. Her new movie has received a lot of publicity.ad (informal) a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service:We put an ad in the local paper. an ad for a new candy barcommercial an advertisement played during a television, radio, or online showpromotion a set of advertisements for a particular product or service; activities done in order to increase the sales of a product or service:a special promotion of local products The store is running a promotion on its gourmet coffees.preview a series of short scenes from a movie or television program, shown in advance to advertise itPatterns (a/an) advertisement/publicity/ad/commercial/promotion/preview for something a TV/television/radio/cinema advertisement/ad/commercial/promotion to run/show a(n) advertisement/ad/commercial/preview