entertainment

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
en•ter•tain•ment /ˌɛntɚˈteɪnmənt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. [uncountable] the act of entertaining, as by providing food and hospitality to guests.
  2. amusement;
    distraction from one's regular thoughts:[uncountable]What do you do for entertainment?
  3. something affording pleasure or amusement:[countable]plays, concerts, and other entertainments.
See -tain-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
en•ter•tain•ment  (en′tər tānmənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of entertaining;
    agreeable occupation for the mind;
    diversion;
    amusement:Solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many.
  2. Fine Art, Literaturesomething affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, esp. a performance of some kind:The highlight of the ball was an elaborate entertainment.
  3. hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.
  4. Literaturea divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel.
  5. [Obs.]maintenance in service.
  • entertain + -ment 1525–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

entertainment /ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt/ n
  1. the act or art of entertaining or state of being entertained
  2. an act, production, etc, that entertains; diversion; amusement



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