Simple Definition of entertainment
: amusement or pleasure that comes from watching a performer, playing a game, etc.
: the act of amusing or entertaining people
Full Definition of entertainment
1 : the act of entertaining
3 a : amusement or diversion provided especially by performers <hired a band to provide entertainment> b : something diverting or engaging: as (1) : a public performance (2) : a usually light comic or adventure novel
Examples of entertainment
Entertainment was provided by jugglers.
plays, movies, and other forms of entertainment
They played games in the evening for entertainment.
plays, movies, and other entertainments
First Known Use of entertainment
ENTERTAINMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of entertainment
1 : the act of amusing or entertaining
2 : something (as a show) that is a form of amusement or recreation
Learn More about entertainment
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "entertainment" Spanish Central: Translation of "entertainment" Nglish: Translation of "entertainment" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "entertainment" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "entertainment"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up entertainment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).