entertainment Definition

the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.

Using entertainment: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "entertainment" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The park offers a variety of entertainment options for visitors.

  • Example

    The concert was a great source of entertainment for the audience.

  • Example

    She enjoys reading as a form of entertainment.

  • Example

    The movie was a popular form of entertainment in the 20th century.

entertainment Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for entertainment

Antonyms for entertainment

Idioms Using entertainment

  • used to indicate that something is intended to be amusing or enjoyable for the audience


    The magician performed a series of tricks for our entertainment.

  • the degree to which something is entertaining or amusing


    The movie had high entertainment value, with lots of action and humor.

  • a nickname for Las Vegas, Nevada, due to its large number of casinos, hotels, and entertainment venues


    Las Vegas bills itself as the entertainment capital of the world.

Phrases with entertainment

  • a collection of businesses that create and distribute films, music, television shows, and other forms of media


    The entertainment industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • performances or shows that are presented to an audience in real-time, often in a theater or concert venue


    The city has a vibrant live entertainment scene, with many theaters and music venues.

  • activities or events that are suitable for people of all ages, often designed for families to enjoy together


    The amusement park offers a range of family entertainment options, including rides and games.

Origins of entertainment

from Old French 'entretenir', meaning 'to hold together, maintain'


Summary: entertainment in Brief

The term 'entertainment' [ˌɛntərˈteɪnmənt] refers to the provision or experience of amusement or enjoyment. It encompasses a wide range of activities, from live performances to movies and books. Examples include 'The park offers a variety of entertainment options for visitors.' and 'She enjoys reading as a form of entertainment.' The phrase 'entertainment industry' denotes the businesses involved in creating and distributing media, while idioms like 'entertainment value' and 'for your entertainment' highlight the degree to which something is amusing or enjoyable.

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