Definition of puff piece in English:

puff piece

Syllabification: puff piece


  • A newspaper article or item on a television show using exaggerated praise to advertise or promote a celebrity, book, or event.
    More example sentences
    • Of course, the article is a puff piece aimed at getting you to buy the forthcoming book.
    • The featurette is just a promotional puff piece from the movie's release, clocking in at seven minutes, and is hardly worth mentioning.
    • There are no extras offered, not a publicity puff piece or a behind the scenes featurette.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
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