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I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan. He's a great producer. I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.
Tucker Carlson

Meaning of "infomercial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INFOMERCIAL

From info + (com)mercial.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INFOMERCIAL

infomercial  [ˌɪnfəˈmɜːʃəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFOMERCIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infomercial is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INFOMERCIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Infomercial

An infomercial is a form of television commercial, which generally includes a phone number or website. Long-form infomercials are typically between 15 and 30 minutes in length. Sometimes shorter commercials are erroneously called infomercials. This work is generally known as "DRTV Spots" or "Short Form DRTV". Infomercials are also known as paid programming. This phenomenon started in the United States, where infomercials were typically shown overnight, outside of peak prime time hours for commercial broadcasters. Some television stations chose to air infomercials as an alternative to the former practice of signing off. By 2009, most infomercial spending in the U.S. occurs during the early morning, daytime and evening hours. Stations in most countries around the world have instituted similar media structures. The infomercial industry is worth over $200 million. While the term "infomercial" was originally applied only to television advertising, it is now sometimes used to refer to any presentation which presents a significant amount of information in an actual, or perceived, attempt to promote a point of view.

Definition of infomercial in the English dictionary

The definition of infomercial in the dictionary is a short film, usually for television, which advertises a product or service in an informative way.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFOMERCIAL


anticommercial
ˌæntɪkəˈmɜːʃəl
commercial
kəˈmɜːʃəl
controversial
ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl
court-martial
ˌkɔːtˈmɑːʃəl
crucial
ˈkruːʃəl
fecial
ˈfiːʃəl
Herschel
ˈhɜːʃəl
impartial
ɪmˈpɑːʃəl
inertial
ɪˈnɜːʃəl
marshal
ˈmɑːʃəl
Marshall
ˈmɑːʃəl
martial
ˈmɑːʃəl
noncommercial
ˌnɒnkəˈmɜːʃəl
noncontroversial
ˌnɒnkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl
partial
ˈpɑːʃəl
semicommercial
ˌsɛmɪkəˈmɜːʃəl
tertial
ˈtɜːʃəl
ultracommercial
ˌʌltrəkəˈmɜːʃəl
uncommercial
ˌʌnkəˈmɜːʃəl
uncontroversial
ˌʌnkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFOMERCIAL

info
infobahn
infold
infolder
infoldment
infomania
infopreneurial
inform
informable
informal
informal settlement
informal vote
informalities
informality
informally
informant
informatician
informatics
information
information age

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFOMERCIAL

antisocial
artificial
beneficial
especial
extra-special
extrajudicial
facial
financial
glacial
interracial
judicial
maxillofacial
official
provincial
psychosocial
racial
social
special
superficial
unofficial

Synonyms and antonyms of infomercial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «infomercial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFOMERCIAL

Find out the translation of infomercial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infomercial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infomercial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电视购物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

infomercial
570 millions of speakers

English

infomercial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

infomercial
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ينفوميرسيال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рекламный ролик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infomercial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

infomercial
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

publi-reportage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Infomercial
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dauerwerbesendung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

インフォマーシャル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정보 광고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Infomercial
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quảng cáo thương mại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தகவல் விளம்பரங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इन्फॉमेर्शिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tanýtýmda
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infomercial
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

infomercial
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рекламний ролик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

reclama
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

infomercial
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

infomercial
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

videon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

infomercial
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of infomercial

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INFOMERCIAL»

The term «infomercial» is regularly used and occupies the 59.205 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INFOMERCIAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «infomercial» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «infomercial» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infomercial

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3 QUOTES WITH «INFOMERCIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word infomercial.
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Tucker Carlson
I can't wait to work for Rick Kaplan. He's a great producer. I would host an infomercial if he would produce it.
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Kevin Harrington
Reality TV is a totally different animal than the infomercial world.
3
Billy Mays
The infomercial business has been good to me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFOMERCIAL»

Discover the use of infomercial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infomercial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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"This business has legs": how I used infomercial marketing ...
It costs less than you may think. Peter hired Suzanne Somers. How do you write a pitch that makes your product irresistible? Peter shows you how to design a pricing, copy, and offer strategy that suits what you’re selling.
Peter Bieler, Suzanne Costas, 1996
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The complete guide to infomercial marketing
The "Father of the Modern Infomercial" now gives you all the insights and know-how you need to use this powerful marketing tool to sell more products and increase your revenue.
Timothy R. Hawthorne, 1997
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Jewtopia
Jewtopia, the Longest running comedy in both Off-Broadway and Los Angeles history is finally available to license! Jewtopia tells the story of two 30 year old single men, Chris O Connell and Adam Lipschitz.
Bryan Fogel, Sam Wolfson, 2009
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Direct Marketing
The term "infomercial" is short for "information commercial." A half-hour in length, infomercials are commercials produced in the format and style of a TV show. Consumers view them as "programming" rather than commercials, and watch them ...
Robert W. Bly, 2001
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The Direct Marketing Cookbook: A Recipe for Getting and ...
course of each infomercial. Because the CTA is the only place where the offer is presented, it allows for adjustments during the course of the cam- paign, without the need to edit the body of the show. It also provides an opportunity to test ...
Daniel J. Polito, 2004
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Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion
The infomercial is a novel form of direct response advertising that merits special mention.An infomercial is fundamentally just a long television advertisement made possible by the lower cost of ad space on many cable and satellite channels.
Thomas O'Guinn, Chris Allen, Richard Semenik, 2014
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Small Business Marketing For Dummies
Products featured in infomercials must have markups high enough to absorb the cost of creating and airing the infomercial. Most infomercial products are priced so that when you divide the retail price by your cost of goods, your result is no less ...
Barbara Findlay Schenck, 2011
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The Freelance Writer's E-Publishing Guidebook
The infomercial producers set their own guidelines to battle poor public perception of the long-form commercials. The National Infomercial Marketing Association (NIMA), requires members to produce programs based on truthful information in ...
Anne Hart, 2001
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Advertising Promotion and Other Aspects of Integrated ...
Second, the infomercial format is in lockstep with increasing demands for marketing accountability insofar as most orders obtained from infomercials occur within 24 hours or so after an infomercial is aired.50 Due to the rapid response, it is ...
Terence Shimp, 2008
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The Guerrilla Marketing Handbook
Visit your prospects in the comfort of their homes. f According to William Thompson in Intide • Infomercials, you can produce an infomercial for as little as three times the cost of producing a two-minute televition spot. The real difference in cost ...
Jay Conrad Levinson, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFOMERCIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infomercial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Friday Food Post: 5 Gadgets You Don't Want - Bloomberg View
Target market: People who live in infomercial world, people who have taken a monastic vow never to remove their oven mitts. Actual method for ... «Bloomberg View, Jul 15»
2
'Stewarts and Hamiltons' show to debut | Fox News
... it's a way to build businesses off of, because people are not putting money up for marketing up anymore. It's an infomercial to build brands. «Fox News, Jul 15»
3
I Tried Using Automatic Curling Irons—and Lived to Review Them …
I was unprepared for the world obsessed with Blake Lively-worthy waves…until, that is, I caught an infomercial for an automatic rotating ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
4
Meet the most likeable man in Hollywood, Paul Rudd | Irish Examiner
To prepare for the day's scenes, Rudd drank black coffee and watched an infomercial about an eight-in-one all-purpose wheelbarrow available ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
5
The Case for Covering Trump - Slate Magazine
... the intended effect: A lack of serious scrutiny from the mainstream media wouldn't cut short Trump's ongoing infomercial—it would prolong it. «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
6
New 'Sharknado' film bites, in a good way - San Francisco Chronicle
Because NBC Universal owns the SyFy channel, silly, and the whole movie is like one shark-infested infomercial for Universal Orlando Theme ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
President Obama Returning To 'Daily Show' To Bid Jon Stewart …
Democratic Presidential Nominee Obama Talks His Infomercial (2008) ... about his campaign, and also assured Stewart it wasn't like the ShamWow infomercial. «Bustle, Jul 15»
8
Bloomberg's Halperin Tours Clinton Campaign HQ 'At the Top of the …
... watching extra closely this evening.” Perhaps that's why the political journalist proceeded to offer a 30-minute Clinton campaign infomercial. «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
9
Two Music Documentaries: Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain
While the film itself is far from a masterpiece in documentary filmmaking (and at times feels like an infomercial on Kurt Cobain), there is an ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»
10
Review: 'SlingShot' - Los Angeles Times
At feature length, though, the film feels like an infomercial pitching another Kamen contraption, a vapor compression distiller. Many scenes ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Infomercial [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/infomercial>. Nov 2019 ».
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