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"entertaining" in British English

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entertainingadjective

uk   /en.təˈteɪ.nɪŋ/ us   /en.t̬ɚˈteɪ.nɪŋ/
B2 funny and enjoyable: an entertaining story/movie His books aren't particularly well-written, but they're always entertaining.

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entertainingly
adverb uk   /en.təˈteɪ.nɪŋ.li/ us   /en.t̬ɚˈteɪ.nɪŋ.li/

entertainingnoun [U]

uk   /en.təˈteɪ.nɪŋ/ us   /en.t̬ɚˈteɪ.nɪŋ/
the activity of inviting people to your home and giving them food and drink: We do a lot of entertaining.
(Definition of entertaining from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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entertainingadjective

us   /ˌen·tərˈteɪ·nɪŋ/
amusing and enjoyable: an entertaining movie
(Definition of entertaining from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entertaining”
in Arabic مُسَلٍّ, مُمْتِع…
in Korean 재미있는…
in Portuguese interessante, divertido…
in Catalan entretingut…
in Japanese おもしろい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人愉快的, 有趣的…
in Turkish eğlendiren, eğlenceli, hoş…
in Russian занимательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人愉快的, 有趣的…
in Italian piacevole, divertente…
in Polish rozrywkowy, zabawny…
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