[in-fuh-mur-shuh l, -foh-]
- a long commercial that informs or instructs, especially in an original and entertaining manner: an infomercial on making Christmas decorations using the sponsor's brand of glue.
Origin of infomercial
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Examples from the Web for infomercial
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March 25, 2013
J.D. Hayworth filmed this infomercial for National Grants Conferences.The Right Guy Won in Arizona
August 26, 2010
After filming an infomercial that appeared on QVC, her business took off.New York's Next First Lady?
April 21, 2010
Infomercial marketers seeking to capitalize on current events are not a new phenomenon.The Recession's Infomercial Boom
April 25, 2009
- a short film, usually for television, which advertises a product or service in an informative way
C20: from info + (com) mercial
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Word Origin and History for infomercial
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