- television or radio programs that treat factual material in an entertaining manner, as by including dramatic elements.
- factual material that is both informative and entertaining.
Origin of infotainment
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Examples from the Web for infotainment
As a result, in the U.S., public opinion suffers from what we call “infotainment.”Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age
Van Dyke Parks
June 4, 2014
The media mogul is thus one of the pioneers of the concept of “infotainment.”News Corp. Split Could Mean No More Murdoch Dynasty
June 29, 2012
- (in television) the practice of presenting serious or instructive subjects in a style designed primarily to be entertaining
C20: from info + (enter) tainment
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Word Origin and History for infotainment
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