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Meaning of entertainment

en•ter•tain•ment

Pronunciation: (en"tur-tān'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of entertaining; agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement: Solving the daily crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many.
  2. something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, esp. a performance of some kind: The highlight of the ball was an elaborate entertainment.
  3. hospitable provision for the needs and wants of guests.
  4. a divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel.
  5. maintenance in service.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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