ul·​tra-com·​mer·​cial ˌəl-trə-kə-ˈmər-shəl How to pronounce ultra-commercial (audio)
variants or ultracommercial
: designed exclusively for quick market success as opposed to quality or artistic merit
an ultracommercial movie
… the sort of ultra-commercial, high gloss Top 40 pop that made Daphne & Celeste famous in the first place.Cameron Cook
… the British middle-classes … disdained the very worst of crass, mass-produced, ultra-commercial culture.Alex Proud

Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultra-commercial was in 1889

Dictionary Entries Near ultra-commercial

Cite this Entry

“Ultra-commercial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultra-commercial. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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