Definition of photocall in English:



  • An occasion on which famous people pose for photographers by arrangement.

    • ‘But, for example, she did the photocall to promote the Lottery when it began.’
    • ‘Suspicions began to develop when several people tried to set up a photocall with the local press to publicise its success.’
    • ‘The cast of The Lad Aladdin took time off rehearsals yesterday for a photocall ahead of the show, which opens next Thursday.’
    • ‘The identity of the happy winner will be revealed today at a photocall at the De Vere Hotel at Shaw Ridge.’
    • ‘When we gather for a photocall for this article, it's a good opportunity to admire the work of the women.’
    • ‘Except that when they popped outside for the photocall, the actors found themselves becoming the unexpected beneficiaries of the fictional bogus charity.’
    • ‘Traditionally, the main party leaders have united in support of EU treaties, generally posing for a joint photocall once the campaign begins.’
    • ‘Taiwanese actress Shu Qi poses at the Palais des Festivals during the photocall of Millennium Mambo, by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, in Cannes yesterday.’
    • ‘Yesterday Brosnan's itinerary was packed full as he bolted about the city from photocall to photocall and interview to interview and party to party.’
    • ‘In between all this, she nips to a photocall to help promote the NSPCC charity.’
    • ‘This is only a photocall anyway and she's still got two more interviews for radio to do.’
    • ‘And although they don't go in for photocalls, we're allowed to snap candid shots during the video shoot.’
    • ‘The Sun newspaper, which used the images, was temporarily banned from Clarence House photocalls.’
    • ‘But Downing Street sources said there were no immediate plans for a photocall.’
    • ‘News of the police investigation could not have come at a more inappropriate time for Yorkshire, who were today holding their photocall at Headingley followed by the start-of-season lunch at Elland Road.’
    • ‘According to his friends, he is not a man cut out for such photocalls.’
    • ‘Sky News Ireland does not turn up to news stories where you have a couple of models holding a logo with a bottle of champagne, which is what seems to be the mainstay of photocalls in Ireland.’
    • ‘Hollywood actress Halle Berry poses during a photocall to promote her latest movie Catwoman in Barcelona on Friday.’
    • ‘US actor Dennis Hooper makes a point to his daughter Ruth Anna during a photocall at the San Sebastian film festival on September 23.’
    • ‘Certainly they won't be able to forget him - he's on the official team photo, having evaded tight security and got on to the pitch in full kit by mingling with photographers until moments before the photocall.’