Definition of metamessage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌmesij/


An underlying meaning or implicit message, especially in advertising.
Example sentences
  • What I think does provide ground for complaint is the metamessage the book can be read as embodying.
  • Sense of Humor Scale, there were no significant effects for emotional expressiveness, liking of humor, or metamessage sensitivity.
  • The Sense of Humor Questionnaire yields three scores: metamessage sensitivity, or ability to recognize humor; liking of humor; and emotional expressiveness, or the tendency to express one's emotions.

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Syllabification: met·a·mes·sage

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