Infomercial



[in-fuh-mur-shuh l, -foh-] /ˌɪn fəˈmɜr ʃəl, -foʊ-/

noun, Radio and Television.
1.
a long commercial that informs or instructs, especially in an original and entertaining manner:
an infomercial on making Christmas decorations using the sponsor’s brand of glue.
/ˌɪnfəˈmɜːʃəl/
noun
1.
a short film, usually for television, which advertises a product or service in an informative way
n.

1983, from info- + commercial. Before infomercial was the print form, advertorial (1961).

noun

A television program that tells or teaches something and is also advertising a product: has been doing infomercials, a Taco Bell ad/ Infomercials got their initial boost in 1984, when the FCC freed local stations from limits on the amount of commercial time they could air

[1983+; fr information plus commercial]
information commercial

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