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entertainment

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌentəˈteɪnmənt/
the activity of taking customers or possible customers out to restaurants, bars, theatres, etc. as a way of encouraging them to do business with you: Each manager has a fixed entertainment budget. The company is cutting back on money spent on corporate entertainment this year.
the business of making films, television programmes, shows, etc. that entertain people: the entertainment business/industry an entertainment company/group
→  See also home entertainment
Translations of “entertainment”
in Korean 연예…
in Arabic تَسْلية…
in Portuguese entretenimento, diversão…
in Catalan entreteniment…
in Japanese 娯楽…
in Italian intrattenimento, spettacolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 娛樂,娛樂節目, 娛樂表演…
in Russian развлечение, представление…
in Turkish eğlence, şov, cümbüş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 娱乐,娱乐节目, 娱乐表演…
in Polish rozrywka…
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