Synonyms of 'entertainment: Types of entertainment'
acrobaticsaerobaticsagonairshowan occasion when an air base is open to the public and a flying display and, usually, static exhibitions are held all-dayeran entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all day all-nighteran entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night antimasquea comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque après-skiaquashowan exhibition of swimming and diving, often accompanied by music ballballetB and S (Australian, informal)a dance held for young people in country areas, usually in a field or barn banqueta lavish and sumptuous meal; feast bear-baiting(formerly) an entertainment in which dogs attacked and enraged a chained bear bullfightingburlesque showbuskingcabareta floor show of dancing, singing, or other light entertainment at a nightclub or restaurant carnivala travelling fair having merry-go-rounds, etc ceilidhcharadecircuscockfightingcomedy(in classical literature) a play in which the main characters and motive triumph over adversity command performancea performance of a play, opera, etc, at the request of a ruler or of royalty concertconjuringcotillion or cotillon (US, Canadian)a French formation dance of the 18th century dancea social meeting arranged for dancing; ball escapologyexhibitionfaira travelling entertainment with sideshows, rides, etc, esp one that visits places at the same time each year farcea broadly humorous play based on the exploitation of improbable situations fashion showa show in which models display clothes to prospective buyers feasta large and sumptuous meal, usually given as an entertainment for several people fête or fetea gala, bazaar, or similar entertainment, esp one held outdoors in aid of charity filma form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc fireworks or pyrotechnicsa show in which large numbers of fireworks are let off simultaneously floor showa show presenting singers, dancers, etc. in a restaurant, nightclub, etc. funambulism or tightrope-walkinggalagalanty show(formerly) a pantomime shadow play, esp one in miniature using figures cut from paper garden partygaudya celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges gig (informal)a job, esp a single booking for a musician, comedian, etc, to perform at a concert or club ice showany entertainment performed by ice-skaters jugglingthe act of throwing and catching several objects continuously so that most are in the air all the time, as an entertainment karaokean entertainment of Japanese origin in which people take it in turns to sing well-known songs over a prerecorded backing tape kermis or kirmess (US, Canadian)(formerly, esp in Holland and Northern Germany) an annual country festival or carnival leveea formal reception held by a sovereign just after rising from bed light showa kaleidoscopic display of moving lights, etc, projected onto a screen, esp during pop concerts magicthe practice of illusory tricks to entertain other people; conjuring masked balla ball at which masks are worn masquea dramatic entertainment of the 16th to 17th centuries in England, consisting of pantomime, dancing, dialogue, and song, often performed at court melodramaa play, film, etc, characterized by extravagant action and emotion minstrel showa theatrical entertainment consisting of songs, dances, comic turns, etc, performed by a troupe of actors wearing black face make-up musicalmusic halla variety entertainment consisting of songs, comic turns, etc operaan extended dramatic work in which music constitutes a dominating feature, either consisting of separate recitatives, arias, and choruses, or having a continuous musical structure operettaa type of comic or light-hearted opera pantomimea theatrical entertainment in which words are replaced by gestures and bodily actions partyplay a dramatic composition written for performance by actors on a stage, on television, etc; dramapuppet showraree showa street show or carnival ravea party readinga public recital or rendering of a literary work receptiona formal party for guests, such as one after a wedding recitala musical performance by a soloist or soloists recitationthe act of reciting from memory, or a formal reading of verse before an audience revue or reviewa form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc ridottoan entertainment with music and dancing, often in masquerade: popular in 18th-century England road showrodeoshadow playa theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen showa theatrical or other entertainment sideshowa small show or entertainment offered in conjunction with a larger attraction, as at a circus or fair singsongslide showslot machinesoireean evening party or other gathering given usually at a private house, esp where guests are invited to listen to, play, or dance to music son et lumièrean entertainment staged at night at a famous building, historical site, etc, whereby the history of the location is presented by means of lighting effects, sound effects, and narration street theatredramatic entertainments performed esp in shopping precincts stripteasea form of erotic entertainment in which a person gradually undresses to music tragedy(esp in classical and Renaissance drama) a play in which the protagonist, usually a man of importance and outstanding personal qualities, falls to disaster through the combination of a personal failing and circumstances with which he cannot deal varietyentertainment consisting of a series of short unrelated performances or acts, such as comedy turns, songs, dances, sketches, etc vaudevillevariety entertainment consisting of short acts such as acrobatic turns, song-and-dance routines, animal acts, etc, popular esp in the early 20th century ventriloquismvideo gamewall of deathwaltzerwarehouse partywhist drivea social gathering where whist is played; the winners of each hand move to different tables to play the losers of the previous hand zarzuelaa type of Spanish vaudeville or operetta, usually satirical in nature ▷ See entertainment
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