ed·​u·​tain·​ment | \ ˌe-jə-ˈtān-mənt How to pronounce edutainment (audio) , ˌe-dyü-\

Definition of edutainment

: entertainment (as by games, films, or shows) that is designed to be educational

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For every dollop of edutainment, Pose dishes out a full serving of theatrics, humor, and heartfelt family drama. Kristen Baldwin,, "Pose acts up, sparks joy in season 2: EW review," 7 June 2019 The rest of the Pippin catalogue consisted of several dozen multimedia and edutainment titles, such as Dragon Ball Z, Anime Designer and Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia, and Japan-only games like Tunin'Glue and L-Zone. Richard Moss, Ars Technica, "The Mac gaming console that time forgot," 24 Mar. 2018 Now, the retail giant is at it again, this time offering a handheld version of the '70s edutainment classic. Eder Campuzano,, "Target is selling an Oregon Trail handheld game, but do we really need this?," 7 Mar. 2018 The detailing of their physical and emotional injuries is laid in an almost edutainment style, citing statistics about suicide, and careful questionnaires about mental distress. Katie Walsh, idahostatesman, "‘Thank You for Your Service’ reveals a harrowing veteran experience," 26 Oct. 2017 Rather, Sesame Street opened up a new value-cost frontier that unlocked the new market of preschool edutainment that, for the most part, had never existed before. Fortune, "What Is a Blue Ocean Market?," 26 Sep. 2017 Interestingly enough, while my own geeklings still include the Street in their edutainment diet, PBS has considerably beefed up its kid-friendly offerings in the ensuing 30 years. WIRED, "Come Aboard The Dinosaur Eggspress," 19 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of edutainment

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for edutainment

education + entertainment

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English Language Learners Definition of edutainment

: entertainment (such as through games, films, or shows) that is designed to teach something

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