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infomercial

Syllabification: in·fo·mer·cial
Pronunciation: /ˈinfōˌmərSH(ə)l
 
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Definition of infomercial in English:

noun

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.

Origin

1980s: blend of information and commercial.

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