infomercial for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ɪnfoʊmɜːʳʃəl)
Word forms: infomercials
An infomercial is a television programme in which a famous person gives information about a company's products or services, or a politician gives his or her opinions. The word is formed from 'information' and 'commercial'. ⇒ New $750,000 infomercials, featuring artists like Cher, have recently hit the screens. ⇒ Perot hoped to run another series of campaign infomercials.