Definition of entertainment
- hired a band to provide 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
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: amusement or pleasure that comes from watching a performer, playing a game, etc.
: the act of amusing or entertaining people
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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