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infotainment

[in-fuh-teyn-muh nt] /ˌɪn fəˈteɪn mənt/
noun
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
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Examples from the web for infotainment
  • Prejudice does, though, and snarky labels can be quite successful in a world where infotainment trumps reality.
  • But it was hardly the end of turning fear into infotainment.
  • When it comes to the next generation of in-car infotainment, automakers have their heads in the cloud.
  • Currently, the company sees a lot of emphasis on infotainment.
British Dictionary definitions for infotainment

infotainment

/ˌɪnfəʊˈteɪnmənt/
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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Slang definitions & phrases for infotainment

infotainment

noun

Televisions programs that teach while entertaining: ''infotainment,'' an information-entertainment program

[1983+; fr information + entertainment]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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