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entertaining

[en-ter-tey-ning]
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adjective
  1. affording entertainment; amusing; diverting: We spent an entertaining evening at the theater.
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Origin of entertaining

First recorded in 1615–25; entertain + -ing2
Related formsen·ter·tain·ing·ly, adverbnon·en·ter·tain·ing, adjectivequa·si-en·ter·tain·ing, adjectiveself-en·ter·tain·ing, adjectiveun·en·ter·tain·ing, adjectiveun·en·ter·tain·ing·ly, adverb
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Related Words

cordiallycourteouslypolitelycivillycompanionablyconviviallyentertaininglygeniallyhospitablysociably

Examples from the Web for entertainingly

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  • Albert wrote regularly and of course well and entertainingly.

    The Portygee

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The story is historically correct and entertainingly related.

    The First Capture

    Harry Castlemon

  • Well and entertainingly told and the characters are ably portrayed.

    Scotch Wit and Humor

    W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe

  • The volume is beautifully illustrated, and is most entertainingly written.

  • Reminiscences came to his mind, and he told them lightly, entertainingly.

    The Arrival of Jimpson

    Ralph Henry Barbour


British Dictionary definitions for entertainingly

entertaining

adjective
  1. serving to entertain or give pleasure; diverting; amusing
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Derived Formsentertainingly, adverb
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