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Meaning of “entertainment” in the English Dictionary

"entertainment" in British English

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entertainmentnoun [C or U]

uk   /en.təˈteɪn.mənt/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
B1 shows, ​films, ​television, or other ​performances or ​activities that ​entertainpeople, 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 ​Indianmusic.

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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/
publicshows, performances, or other ​ways of ​enjoying yourself: [C] popular/​family entertainments the entertainment ​industry [U] We’ve set a ​budget for ​householdexpenses, ​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 ​moneyspent on corporate entertainment this ​year.
the ​business of making films, ​televisionprogrammes, ​shows, etc. that ​entertainpeople: 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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