Entertainment and Performance


Show Definitions
Entertainment noun – The act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public.
Usage example: the film is purely for entertainment and not meant to be taken seriously

Performance is a synonym for entertainment in show topic. In some cases you can use "Performance" instead a noun "Entertainment", when it comes to topics like party, circus, pastime.
Nearby Words: entertain, entertaining, entertainer, entertained
Synonyms for Entertainment


Show Definitions
Performance noun – A presentation of an artistic work (as a piece of music) from a particular point of view.
Entertainment is a synonym for performance in show topic. You can use "Entertainment" instead a noun "Performance", if it concerns topics such as party, circus.
Nearby Words: perform, performed, performing, performer
Synonyms for Performance

How words are described

good good entertainment good performance
musical musical entertainment musical performance
better better entertainment better performance
public public entertainment public performance
Other adjectives: big, great, infamous, sexual, maximum, commercial.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Ernest P. Worrell Jim Varney won an Emmy for his performance on this Saturday Morning Kids Show produced by DiC Entertainment, but it's all but completely forgotten today.
  • However, in live entertainment, the show must go on at all costs - unlike with a movie or a TV show, a live performance has an audience of potentially tens of thousands of people, who have all paid to be there, and are rightfully expecting to get their money's worth.
  • Series / Hell's Kitchen Ramsay actually took Matt up on the offer and kept him in the show, probably for the entertainment factor of what he thought would happen next — only for Matt to turn in his best-ever performance, while the men crashed and burned, causing Matt's arch-rival Ben to get booted out.
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