Definition of entertainment in English:


Line breaks: en¦ter|tain|ment
Pronunciation: /ɛntəˈteɪnm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
1The action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment: everyone just sits in front of the television for entertainment
More example sentences
  • The weekend will be a real family outing with lots of entertainment and amusements for children.
  • This show is guaranteed to provide a night of pure enjoyment and entertainment.
  • This gives the show a sense of amusement and entertainment that can only befit a game.
informal R and R, jollies
British informal beer and skittles
North American informal rec
dated sport
archaic disport
1.1 [count noun] An event, performance, or activity designed to entertain others: a theatrical entertainment
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  • Stocking groups from across York will perform renaissance-style entertainments during the free event.
  • It was the primary musical element at Balinese Hindu rituals, social events and traditional entertainments.
  • We should have the full list of events and entertainments in next week's column and we will let you know if there are any last minute changes.
1.2The action of receiving a guest or guests and providing them with food and drink: the suite provides the setting for entertainment on the grand scale
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  • A fully-fitted kitchen with storage space makes cooking and entertainment a pleasure.

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