Definition of entertainment in English:

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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.
amusement, pleasure, leisure, relaxation, fun, enjoyment, interest, occupation, refreshment, restoration, distraction, diversion, divertissement, play
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.
show, performance, presentation, production, staging, spectacle, extravaganza
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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