Definition of entertaining in US English:

entertaining

adjective

  • Providing amusement or enjoyment.

    ‘the magazine is both entertaining and informative’
    • ‘I have a few quibbles with it, but it's generally a very informative and entertaining piece.’
    • ‘And it was a magnificent, entertaining and exciting game of football played at full tilt by both sides.’
    • ‘Poor visibility didn't get in the way of an entertaining game between two teams with genuine title ambitions.’
    • ‘Given the horrendous conditions and despite the incessant rain the sides served an entertaining game of football.’
    • ‘He is very entertaining, witty and a pleasure to tour with.’
    • ‘I got into filmmaking because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of.’
    • ‘She said that people are drawn to the club because of its friendliness - and the fact that rugby is a terrifically entertaining game.’
    • ‘It should be an entertaining game and it will be interesting to see who wins.’
    • ‘The grand final witnessed an entertaining series of games with the destination of the trophy being decided in the last match.’
    • ‘This weekly column highlights interesting, educational and entertaining Web sites.’
    • ‘Read the first two paragraphs and you know that this is going to be an entertaining as well as engaging book.’
    • ‘A children's football match will also take place on the day, which is sure to be an entertaining and competitive game.’
    • ‘Talks are free so don't miss what will certainly be an entertaining insight into our intriguing and unique landscape.’
    • ‘It was very entertaining and very funny but I couldn't help wondering where this woman works.’
    • ‘The weekend promises to be a very interesting and entertaining occasion and all are welcome to join in.’
    • ‘It is a credit to both sides that they played a very entertaining game, full of passion, pride and a superb quality of football.’
    • ‘The standard of debating was very high and both teams were complimented on an entertaining and informative debate.’
    • ‘The talent on stage was enough to present a moving, compelling and entertaining show that would rival any professional production.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I found him an entertaining companion but I always regarded him as under-educated.’
    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
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

entertaining

/ˌen(t)ərˈtāniNG//ˌɛn(t)ərˈteɪnɪŋ/