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Blend of education +‎ entertainment.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɛd͡ʒ.ʊˈteɪn.mənt/, /ˌɛd.jʊˈteɪn.mənt/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛd͡ʒ.əˈteɪn.mənt/, /ˌɛd͡ʒ.ʊˈteɪn.mənt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪnmənt
  • Hyphenation: e‧du‧tain‧ment


edutainment (countable and uncountable, plural edutainments)

  1. A form of programming (cinematic, television, live action, games or any material) that provides both education and entertainment.
    • 1984 September 3, Alexander Besher, “Inside HES”, in InfoWorld, volume 6, number 6, InfoWorld Media Group, →ISSN, page 49:
      In the three years since its beginning, the firm has managed to achieve lift-off into what is essentially the first mass market for vertical software in “edutainment,” software designed to be both educational and entertaining.

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