[ in-fuh-mur-shuhl, -foh- ]
/ ˌɪn fəˈmɜr ʃəl, -foʊ- /

noun Radio and Television.

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

blend of information and commercial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for infomercial

/ (ˌɪnfəˈmɜːʃəl) /


a short film, usually for television, which advertises a product or service in an informative way

Word Origin for infomercial

C20: from info + (com) mercial
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