Definition of infomercial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinfōˌmərSH(ə)l/


chiefly North American
A television program that promotes a product in an informative and supposedly objective way.
Example sentences
  • Americans may complain about excess junk mail, late-night infomercials and telemarketing calls, but one thing is for certain: they work.
  • These days, instead of snake oil salesmen hawking their wares from the back of a wagon, we have late-night cable television infomercials and Web-based promotions.
  • The below-the-line advertising campaign will feature a series of infomercials on local radio stations advising consumers of the launch.


1980s: blend of information and commercial.

Words that rhyme with infomercial

commercial, controversial, Herschel, inertial

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: in·fo·mer·cial

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