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infotainment Line breaks: info|tain¦ment
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnfə(ʊ)ˈteɪnm(ə)nt/

Definition of infotainment in English:


[mass noun]
Broadcast material which is intended both to entertain and to inform.
Example sentences
  • Information and documentation, in the hand of corporate interests in TV-land, have become practices of the past, easily replaced by infotainment and broadcast excuses for advertising spots.
  • With the rise of the mass media, the very processes of cultural activity and conversation has been turned into commodity: current affairs, elite sport, soap operas, infotainment.
  • In consequence, elements of infotainment have entered news programming and viewers demand a faster pace and fewer ‘talking heads'.


1980s (originally US): blend of information and entertainment.

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