infotainment

[in-fuh-teyn-muh nt]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. informing gun,
  2. informosome,
  3. infortunate,
  4. infortunately,
  5. infortune,
  6. infotech,
  7. infra,
  8. infra dig,
  9. infra dig.,
  10. infra-

Origin of infotainment


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British Dictionary definitions for infotainment

infotainment

noun

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

Word Origin for infotainment

C20: from info + (enter) tainment

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Word Origin and History for infotainment

infotainment

n.

1983, from info- + entertainment.

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