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spoilernoun [C]

uk   /ˈspɔɪ.lər/ us   /ˈspɔɪ.lɚ/
  • spoiler noun [C] (TAKING ATTENTION)

a newspaper article, television programme, etc. that is produced just before or at the same time as another similar one in order to take attention away from it
  • spoiler noun [C] (TELLING STH)

information in a newspaper article, blog, etc. that tells you what happens in a television programme, which may spoil your enjoyment of it if you have not already seen it: Spoiler alert - if you haven't seen Sunday's episode, stop reading now!
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