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en·ter·tain·ment

 (ĕn′tər-tān′mənt)
n.
1. The act of entertaining.
2. The art or field of entertaining.
3. Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.
4. The pleasure afforded by being entertained; amusement: The comedian performed for our entertainment.
5. Archaic Maintenance; support.
6. Obsolete Employment.
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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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en•ter•tain•ment

(ˌɛn tərˈteɪn mənt)

n.
1. the act of entertaining.
2. diversion; amusement.
3. something affording pleasure or amusement, esp. a performance.
4. hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.
5. a divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel.
6. Obs. maintenance in service.
[1525–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entertainment - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attentionentertainment - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
beguilement, distraction - an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
edutainment - entertainment that is intended to be educational
extravaganza - any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
militainment - entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
night life, nightlife - the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
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entertainment

noun
1. enjoyable, fun, pleasure, leisure, satisfaction, relaxation, recreation, enjoyment, distraction, amusement, diversion I play the piano purely for my own entertainment.
2. pastime, show, sport, performance, play, treat, presentation, leisure activity, beer and skittles He organized entertainments and events for elderly people.
Quotations
"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot" [Steve Martin]

Entertainment

Types of entertainment  acrobatics, aerobatics, agon, airshow, all-dayer, all-nighter, antimasque, après-ski, aquashow, ball, ballet, banquet, bear-baiting, bullfighting, burlesque show, busking, cabaret, carnival, ceilidh, charade, circus, cockfighting, comedy, command performance, concert, conjuring, cotillion or cotillon (U.S. & Canad.), dance, escapology, exhibition, fair, farce, fashion show, feast, fête or fete, film, fireworks or pyrotechnics, floor show, funambulism or tightrope-walking, gala, galanty show, garden party, gaudy, gig (informal), ice show, juggling, karaoke, kermis or kirmess (U.S. & Canad.), levee, light show, magic, masked ball, masque, melodrama, minstrel show, musical, music hall, opera, operetta, pantomime, party, play, puppet show, raree show, rave, reading, reception, recital, recitation, revue or review, ridotto, road show, rodeo, shadow play, show, sideshow, singsong, slide show, slot machine, soiree, son et lumière, street theatre, striptease, tragedy, variety, vaudeville, ventriloquism, video game, wall of death, waltzer, warehouse party, whist drive, zarzuela
Types of entertainer  acrobat, actor or (fem.) actress, artist, artiste, auguste, bareback rider, busker, chorus girl, circus artist, clown, comedian or (fem.) comedienne, conjurer, contortionist, dancer, diva, equilibrist, escapologist, exotic dancer, fire eater, fool, funambulist or tightrope walker, funnyman, go-go dancer, gracioso, guiser, harlequin, illusionist, impersonator, impressionist, jester, jongleur, juggler, lion tamer, magician, merry-andrew, mimic, minstrel, mummer, musician, organ-grinder, performer, prima ballerina, prima donna, puppeteer, quick-change artist, raconteur, ringmaster, show girl, singer, snake charmer, stripteaser or stripper, strolling player, strongman, sword swallower, tightrope walker, tragedian or (fem.) tragedienne, trapeze artist, trouper, tumbler, unicyclist, vaudevillian, ventriloquist
Places of entertainment  amphitheatre, amusement arcade (Brit.), arena, auditorium, ballroom, bandstand, big top, bingo hall, carnival, cinema, circus, coliseum or colosseum, concert hall, dance hall, disco, fairground, funfair, gallery, hall, leisure centre, lido, marquee, museum, music hall, nightclub, nightspot, niterie (slang), opera house, social club, stadium, theatre, vaudeville, waxworks, zoo
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entertainment

noun
1. Something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain:
2. The condition of being amused:
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Translations
تَرْفيه، تَسْلِيَهتَسْلِيَه، تَرْفيهحَفْلَه تَرْفيهِيَّه
zábava
underholdning
szórakozási lehetõségszórakoztatás
afòreying, skemmtungestrisni, gestamóttakaskemmtun
娯楽
zábavné predstavenie
zabava
eğlenceeğlendirmeeğlenti

entertainment

[ˌentəˈteɪnmənt]
A. N
1. (= amusement) [of guests] → entretenimiento m; [of audience] → diversión f
for your entertainmentpara divertiros
2. (= show) → espectáculo m; (= musical entertainment) → concierto m
to put on an entertainmentorganizar un espectáculo
the world of entertainmentel mundo del espectáculo
B. CPD entertainment allowance Ngastos mpl de representación
entertainment expenses NPL = entertainment allowance entertainment guide Nguía f del ocio
entertainment tax Nimpuesto m de espectáculos
the entertainment world Nel mundo del espectáculo
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entertainment

[ˌɛntərˈteɪnmənt] n
(= amusement) → distraction f, divertissement m
Television is his only entertainment → La télévision est son unique divertissement.
(= show) → spectacle m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

entertainment

n
(= amusement)Unterhaltung f; (professional) → Entertainment nt; for my own entertainmentnur so zum Vergnügen, zu meinem Privatvergnügen; the cinema is a great form of entertainmentdas Kino bietet tolle Unterhaltung; the film is good entertainmentder Film ist sehr unterhaltsam; the world of entertainmentdie Unterhaltungsbranche
(= performance)Darbietung f

entertainment

:
entertainment allowance
n˜ Aufwandspauschale f
entertainment tax
entertainment value
n to have good entertainmentgroßen Unterhaltungswert haben; (person)sehr unterhaltend sein
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entertainment

[ˌɛntəˈteɪnmənt] n
a. (amusement) → divertimento; (of guests) → trattenimento
b. (show) → spettacolo
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entertain

(entəˈtein) verb
1. to receive, and give food etc to (guests). They entertained us to dinner.
2. to amuse. His stories entertained us for hours.
3. to hold in the mind. He entertained the hope that he would one day be Prime Minister.
enterˈtainer noun
one who gives amusing performances professionally.
ˌenterˈtaining adjective
amusing. entertaining stories.
ˌenterˈtainment noun
1. something that entertains, eg a theatrical show etc.
2. the act of entertaining.
3. amusement; interest. There is no lack of entertainment in the city at night.
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