entertaining


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en·ter·tain·ing

 (ĕn′tər-tā′nĭng)
adj.
Agreeably diverting; amusing: They staged an entertaining puppet show.

en′ter·tain′ing·ly adv.

entertaining

(ˌɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ)
adj
serving to entertain or give pleasure; diverting; amusing
ˌenterˈtainingly adv

en•ter•tain•ing

(ˌɛn tərˈteɪ nɪŋ)

adj.
providing entertainment; amusing; diverting.
[1615–25]
en`ter•tain′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.entertaining - agreeably diverting; "an entertaining puppet show"; "films should be entertaining"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention

entertaining

adjective enjoyable, interesting, pleasing, funny, charming, cheering, pleasant, amusing, diverting, delightful, witty, humorous, pleasurable, recreative (rare) This is a surprisingly entertaining film.

entertaining

adjective
Providing pleasure or entertainment:
Translations
zábavný
underholdende
viihdyttävä
zabavan
skemmtilegur
愉快な
재미있는
zabaven
underhållande
ซึ่งสนุกสนานเพลิดเพลิน
vui thú

entertaining

[ˌentəˈteɪnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → divertido; [film, book, account, evening] → entretenido, ameno
B. N I like entertainingme gusta tener invitados
she does a lot of entertaininginvita a gente a menudo, recibe a menudo (frm)

entertaining

[ˌɛntərˈteɪnɪŋ]
adjamusant(e), divertissant(e)
n
to do a lot of entertaining → beaucoup recevoir

entertaining

adj (= fun)unterhaltsam; (= amusing)amüsant
ndie Bewirtung von Gästen; she does a lot of entertainingsie hat oft Gäste; business entertainingdie Bewirtung von Geschäftspartnern

entertaining

[ˌɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ]
1. adjdivertente
2. n to do a lot of entertainingricevere molti ospiti

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.

entertaining

مُسَلٍّ zábavný underholdende unterhaltsam διασκεδαστικός entretenido viihdyttävä amusant zabavan divertente 愉快な 재미있는 amusant underholdende zabawny divertido развлекательный underhållande ซึ่งสนุกสนานเพลิดเพลิน eğlendirici vui thú 有趣的
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