edutainment

noun

ed·​u·​tain·​ment ˌe-jə-ˈtān-mənt How to pronounce edutainment (audio)
ˌe-dyü-
: entertainment (as by games, films, or shows) that is designed to be educational

Examples of edutainment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other edutainment services are generally more expensive. PCMAG, 4 June 2024 Through these findings, the foundation, launched in 2016, has since created various programs with the goal of making financial literacy fun and engaging through edutainment. Tyler Shepherd, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 Other applications could include reconfigurable space technologies (on a space station, satellite, or planetary station), reconfigurable factory lines, reconfigurable working and conference spaces, interactive art pieces, and edutainment. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Apr. 2020 The development of edutainment is also a part of the Gen Z educational evolution. Oleksandr Mykolaienko, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Lyla is definitely one to watch in the edutainment space! Tanay Howard, Parents, 5 Feb. 2024 Back in the summer of 2003, putting a movie out in 3-D was practically unheard of; pretty much the only films to use the technology were low-budget horror flicks relying on a wacky gimmick and edutainment titles put out in IMAX at theme parks and science centers. Calum Marsh, Vulture, 26 Sep. 2023 Another ‘98 newbie was WonderWorks Orlando, the upside-down edutainment attraction that opened in March on International Drive. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2023 Sega doesn't make up for their absence with stuff like Sonic's 3D games from the Dreamcast or the series' edutainment weirdness on the Sega Pico. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 21 June 2022

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Word History

Etymology

education + entertainment

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of edutainment was in 1973

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“Edutainment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edutainment. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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