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infotainment

[in-fuh-teyn-muh nt]
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noun
  1. edutainment.
  2. television or radio programs that treat factual material in an entertaining manner, as by including dramatic elements.
  3. factual material that is both informative and entertaining.

Origin of infotainment

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infotainment

noun
  1. (in television) the practice of presenting serious or instructive subjects in a style designed primarily to be entertaining

Word Origin

C20: from info + (enter) tainment
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Word Origin and History for infotainment

n.

1983, from info- + entertainment.

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