noun ad·ver·tain·ment \ˌad-vər-ˈtān-mənt\

Definition of advertainment



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of advertainment

blend of advertisement and entertainment

First Known Use: 1987

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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