affording entertainment; amusing; diverting: We spent an entertaining evening at the theater.

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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Examples from the Web for entertainingly

Contemporary Examples of entertainingly

Historical Examples of entertainingly

  • 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



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