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  • Hyphenation: en‧ter‧tain‧ing
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Adjective

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entertaining (comparative more entertaining, superlative most entertaining)

  1. Very amusing; that entertains.
    • 1945 January and February, A Former Pupil, “Some Memories of Crewe Works—III”, in Railway Magazine, page 13:
      The smiths themselves were a grand lot of fellows, full of a robust, and sometimes Rabelaisian sense of humour, and between "heats," they could be most entertaining.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Sunderland came back from two goals down to earn a point from an entertaining encounter with West Brom.

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Verb

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entertaining

  1. present participle and gerund of entertain

Noun

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entertaining (plural entertainings)

  1. (archaic) Entertainment.
    • 1889, George Herbert Curteis, Bishop Selwyn of New Zealand, and of Lichfield:
      As soon as the festival was over, and the usual routine of summer entertainings and meetings had been got through, the Bishop and Mrs. Selwyn, accompanied by their large family party and some friends, started for a quiet holiday []

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