Definition of potboiler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpätˌboilər/


A book, painting, or recording produced merely to make the writer or artist a living by catering to popular taste.
Example sentences
  • They may as well have called it deep six, because the film plummeted into a predictable pastiche of previous potboilers.
  • As art, it was essentially a potboiler, refusing any commerce with physical or psychological detail.
  • A make-belief potboiler, the film has grossed over a crore in a week.

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Syllabification: pot·boil·er

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