Share this entry
subliminal advertising Syllabification: sub·lim·i·nal ad·ver·tis·ing

Definition of subliminal advertising in English:


The use by advertisers of images and sounds to influence consumers' responses without their being conscious of it.
Example sentences
  • One technique of persuasion that relies on the power of emotion to influence our judgements is subliminal advertising.
  • Key's claims about subliminal advertising were commonly taught by advertising educators, particularly at universities.
  • But I drive past the sign to it on the A12 every time I go to Brighton, and after a year of subliminal advertising, I feel I just have to go.
Definition of subliminal advertising in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources