Definition of infomercial
: a television program that is an extended advertisement often including a discussion or demonstration
Recent Examples of infomercial from the Web
Horse auctions compete with the blare of product demos, sweepstakes, and endless loops of infomercials.
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Origin and Etymology of infomercial
information + 2commercial
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
INFOMERCIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infomercial for English Language Learners
: a television program that is a long advertisement and that usually includes people talking about and using the product that is being sold
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