Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, as a play, dance, game, or other performance. It may also be a source of arousal, as in sexual activity.
Entertaining has become a broad concept, and entertainments may be tailored for any audience. They can be of a very light and amusing nature, or they may be more serious in purpose—as in ceremonies, festivals, religious celebrations, and satire. The examples on this page have been programmatically collected from corpora and online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Opinions expressed in these examples do not represent the views of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or its licensors.