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Meaning of entertainment by Wiktionary Dictionary

entertainment


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    Etymology

    From Old French entretenement; see entertain .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɛn.tɝˈteɪn.mənt/, SAMPA: /en.t@"tEIn.m@nt/

    Noun

    entertainment ( plural: entertainments )

    1. An activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
    2. a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
    3. ( obsolete ) maintenance or support
    4. Admission into service; service.
    5. ( obsolete ) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.

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Explanation of entertainment by Wordnet Dictionary

entertainment


    Noun
    1. an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention