Infomercial definition

ĭnfə-mûrshəl
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A relatively long commercial in the format of a television program.
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A long TV commercial, often made to resemble a talk-show, educational demonstration, interview, etc.
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An especially long television commercial, typically between thirty minutes and one hour long, that is usually sold as a block to advertisers late at night to fund the operations of a television network.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
infomercial
Plural:
infomercials

Origin of infomercial

  • info(rmation) (com)mercial

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of information and commercial

    From Wiktionary