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docutainment

Syllabification: doc·u·tain·ment
Pronunciation: /ˌdäkyəˈtānmənt
 
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Definition of docutainment in English:

noun

North American
Entertainment provided by movies or other presentations that include documentary materials, intended both to inform and to entertain.
Example sentences
  • It's a well-made documentary film, the ultimate in docutainment.
  • The schedule includes news and weather, traffic report, infotainment, edutainment, docutainment, travel and language teaching.

Origin

1970s: blend of documentary and entertainment.

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