Definition of edutainment in English:

edutainment

noun

mass noun
  • Video games, television programmes, or other material, intended to be both educational and enjoyable.

    ‘this edutainment video has a unique blend of comedy and chess instruction’
    • ‘The company also failed because it jumped on the wrong technological boat, multimedia edutainment for CD-Roms.’
    • ‘There is nothing new in Father Christmas, but edutainment - or infotainment - is an American concept steadily establishing itself in this country.’
    • ‘Death in Rome offers more edutainment from the BBC.’
    • ‘He added: ‘The series promises a combination of education and entertainment on television - in a word, edutainment.’’
    • ‘Focusing heavily on edutainment, the channel has launched new programmes like ‘How Things Work’ and ‘Things I do’.’
    • ‘Retina is a tool for the creation of interactive spaces, interactive art installations, entertainment and edutainment systems.’
    • ‘This edutainment video has a unique blend of comedy and chess instruction, which has never been done before.’
    • ‘The museum is holding two one-day edutainment holiday courses in July introducing children to economics, banking basics, the importance of saving and the technology of banking.’
    • ‘Establishments already in the area include the Newtown Music Centre and the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, a large science edutainment centre set to open this year.’
    • ‘These toys get an educational message across without the annoying upbeat veneer most kids have come to expect from edutainment toys.’
    • ‘The edutainment museum will be granted the status of a tourism project by the Department of Tourism, promises the State Government.’
    • ‘Thanks to the Mahanaim Foundation - a community service foundation with a mission to educate poor children - and SeaWorld, the underprivileged children were able to visit the aquarium as part of an edutainment program.’
    • ‘For hilarity's sake, there's an edutainment Flash game at the site that lets you try to figure out how the island inhabitants moved these enormous heads around.’
    • ‘A variety of fun and interactive displays, exhibits and experiments will turn the venue into an edutainment centre for learners from primary to tertiary level.’

Origin

1980s blend of education and entertainment.

Pronunciation

edutainment

/ˌɛdjʊˈteɪnm(ə)nt/