Definition of entertaining in English:

entertaining

adjective

  • Providing amusement or enjoyment.

    ‘a charming and entertaining companion’
    • ‘It is a credit to both sides that they played a very entertaining game, full of passion, pride and a superb quality of football.’
    • ‘I found him an entertaining companion but I always regarded him as under-educated.’
    • ‘It should be an entertaining game and it will be interesting to see who wins.’
    • ‘He is very entertaining, witty and a pleasure to tour with.’
    • ‘She said that people are drawn to the club because of its friendliness - and the fact that rugby is a terrifically entertaining game.’
    • ‘We have had them watched a couple of times and they are a hard-working outfit but we have nothing to fear or lose and it promises to be an entertaining game.’
    • ‘Poor visibility didn't get in the way of an entertaining game between two teams with genuine title ambitions.’
    • ‘The talent on stage was enough to present a moving, compelling and entertaining show that would rival any professional production.’
    • ‘This weekly column highlights interesting, educational and entertaining Web sites.’
    • ‘I got into filmmaking because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of.’
    • ‘The weekend promises to be a very interesting and entertaining occasion and all are welcome to join in.’
    • ‘It was very entertaining and very funny but I couldn't help wondering where this woman works.’
    • ‘Talks are free so don't miss what will certainly be an entertaining insight into our intriguing and unique landscape.’
    • ‘The grand final witnessed an entertaining series of games with the destination of the trophy being decided in the last match.’
    • ‘A children's football match will also take place on the day, which is sure to be an entertaining and competitive game.’
    • ‘Given the horrendous conditions and despite the incessant rain the sides served an entertaining game of football.’
    • ‘And it was a magnificent, entertaining and exciting game of football played at full tilt by both sides.’
    • ‘Read the first two paragraphs and you know that this is going to be an entertaining as well as engaging book.’
    • ‘I have a few quibbles with it, but it's generally a very informative and entertaining piece.’
    • ‘The standard of debating was very high and both teams were complimented on an entertaining and informative debate.’
    delightful, enjoyable, diverting, amusing, pleasurable, pleasing, pleasant, agreeable, nice, to one's liking, congenial, charming, appealing, beguiling, enchanting, captivating, engaging, interesting, fascinating, intriguing, absorbing, riveting, compelling
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Pronunciation

entertaining

/ɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ/