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entertainment

noun [C or U] uk   /en.təˈteɪn.mənt/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
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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in Korean 연예…
in Arabic تَسْلية…
in Portuguese entretenimento, diversão…
in Catalan entreteniment…
in Japanese 娯楽…
in Italian intrattenimento, spettacolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 娛樂,娛樂節目, 娛樂表演…
in Russian развлечение, представление…
in Turkish eğlence, şov, cümbüş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 娱乐,娱乐节目, 娱乐表演…
in Polish rozrywka…
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