Meaning of “entertainment” in the English Dictionary

"entertainment" in English

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entertainmentnoun [ C or U ]

uk /en.təˈteɪn.mənt/ us /en.t̬ɚˈteɪn.mənt/

B1 shows, films, television, or other performances or activities that entertain people, or a performance of this type:

There's not much in the way of entertainment in this town - just the cinema and a couple of pubs.
formal This season's entertainments include five new plays and several concerts of Chinese and Indian music.

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

"entertainment" in American English

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entertainmentnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌen·tərˈteɪn·mənt/

public shows, performances, or other ways of enjoying yourself:

[ C ] popular/family entertainments
the entertainment industry
[ U ] We’ve set a budget for household expenses, clothing, and entertainment.

(Definition of “entertainment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entertainment" in Business English

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entertainmentnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌentəˈteɪnmənt/ us

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

(Definition of “entertainment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)