A show or other event that is entertaining or gives pleasure.
A building that is devoted to concerts or other entertainment.
The art of making people laugh, or attempting to do so.
A common suffix used with verb stems to form nouns indicating the result of the action of the verb, or its instrument, or means of its effect. In English, it usually replaces -ment (as in amazement, betterment, merriment) but with ir-verbs, -i- is added to the stem (as in sent-i-ment from sentir). Also found in many French and Latin nouns originally formed from verbs with -er (as in erudition, entumecy, etc.).
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