edutainment

noun
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

Examples of edutainment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The schtick is often referred to as edutainment—a cross between education and entertainment. Dan Garisto/undark, Popular Science, "YouTube science videos are riddled with scams, plagiarism, and misinformation," 9 Mar. 2020 In the kids entertainment-edutainment market, there are white spaces, and Voot Kids fills this gap. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "India’s leading kids entertainment network unleashes Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol to win OTT war," 26 Nov. 2019 There are many entertainment and edutainment apps like ChuChu TV and YouTube. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "India’s leading kids entertainment network unleashes Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol to win OTT war," 26 Nov. 2019 For every dollop of edutainment, Pose dishes out a full serving of theatrics, humor, and heartfelt family drama. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "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, OregonLive.com, "Target is selling an Oregon Trail handheld game, but do we really need this?," 7 Mar. 2018 For every dollop of edutainment, Pose dishes out a full serving of theatrics, humor, and heartfelt family drama. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "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

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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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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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edutainment

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How to pronounce edutainment (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of edutainment

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

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