Entertainment definition

ĕntər-tānmənt
The pleasure afforded by being entertained; amusement.

The comedian performed for our entertainment.

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The act of entertaining.
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An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
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A show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others.
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(archaic) Maintenance; support.
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Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.
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Entertainment is defined as a funny or interesting performance or show.

An example of entertainment is a ballet performance.

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Admission into service; service.
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(obsolete) Employment.
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An entertaining or being entertained.
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Something that entertains; interesting, diverting, or amusing thing; esp., a show or performance.
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The art or field of entertaining.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
entertainment
Plural:
entertainments

Origin of entertainment

  • From Old French entretenement; see entertain.

    From Wiktionary