ad·​ver·​tain·​ment | \ ˌad-vər-ˈtān-mənt How to pronounce advertainment (audio) \
plural advertainments

Definition of advertainment

: a form of entertainment (such as a movie or television show) that is created primarily to advertise something : advertisement presented in the form of entertainment And if at any point you forgot that you're watching two hours of advertainment, the characters are happy to remind you via carefully enunciated appreciations of all the war machinery that surrounds them.— Dan Kois, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2009

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First Known Use of advertainment

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advertainment

blend of advertisement and entertainment

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The first known use of advertainment was in 1987

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“Advertainment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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