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

Word History


blend of advertisement and entertainment

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of advertainment was in 1987

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“Advertainment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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