Definition of spoilery in US English:



  • Providing information about the plot of a television show, movie, or book which if previously known may reduce surprise or suspense for a first-time viewer or reader.

    ‘spoilery interviews with the main cast’
    ‘this is where things get a little bit spoilery, so if you haven't read the book, you might want to stop reading here’
    • ‘Keep in mind that, like always, the trailer may have minor spoilery details.’
    • ‘Without getting too spoilery, I'll just say the spectral malcontent here is a girl nursing a familiar grudge and, of course, vents her frustration through violence.’
    • ‘The video may prove spoilery in some parts so watch it with caution.’
    • ‘No matter what your opinion is on spoiler timelines, if the next movie, season, series, or book is out, discussing the last one is generally not viewed as being spoilery.’
    • ‘I'm not going to give it away, and I'm going to try to not give any spoilery hints, but I will say that the ending of the film is really horrible.’
    • ‘Other than the spoilery footage, the cast kept the biggest secrets about the current season under wraps.’
    • ‘I made the mistake of reading a spoilery article about the next episode but still looking forward to it even if nothing makes sense.’
    • ‘The captions, as usual, are distracting, spoilery and off-the-mark.’