Meaning of “entertaining” in the English Dictionary

"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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  • She gave a witty, entertaining and articulate speech.
  • He had gained a reputation as an entertaining speaker.
  • Her books are always entertaining and this one is no exception.
  • It's a very entertaining play with a hilarious final act.
  • His books are just silly nonsense but they're entertaining, I suppose.
entertainingly
adverb uk /en.təˈteɪ.nɪŋ.li/ us /en.t̬ɚˈteɪ.nɪŋ.li/

entertainingnoun [ U ]

uk /en.təˈteɪ.nɪŋ/ us /en.t̬ɚˈteɪ.nɪŋ/

(Definition of “entertaining” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entertaining" in American English

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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)

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