A group or a person who entertains provides some form of mental relaxation. Entertainment can be amusing, humorous, shocking, scary, sad, interesting, thought-provoking, etcetera. (A note about pronunciation: Some people don’t really emphasize the first "t" sound in this word.)
- A performer entertains an audience.
- Musicians entertain concert-goers.
- A host entertains guests.
- Television has entertained audiences for the last 60 years.
The word "entertaining" is an adjective.
- Many people find video games to be entertaining.
- The movie we saw last night was kind of stupid, but at least it was entertaining.
- The puppet show was very entertaining.
The word "entertainment" is a noun:
- What forms of entertainment do you enjoy.
- Entertainment is a big part of the economy in California.
- How much do you spend on entertainment every month?
In some cases the word "entertain" means to consider or think about something:
- Cindy said that she would entertain the idea of moving to Panama in her retirement.
- The company is entertaining the possibility of expansion.
- Bill would never entertain the thought of harming another person.
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June 5, 2015