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"entertainment" in British 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   us   /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
(Definition of entertainment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “entertainment”
in Arabic تَسْلية…
in Korean 연예…
in Portuguese entretenimento, diversão…
in Catalan entreteniment…
in Japanese 娯楽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 娱乐,娱乐节目, 娱乐表演…
in Turkish eğlence, şov, cümbüş…
in Russian развлечение, представление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 娛樂,娛樂節目, 娛樂表演…
in Italian intrattenimento, spettacolo…
in Polish rozrywka…
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“entertainment” in Business English

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