Funny vs Entertainment - What's the difference?

funny | entertainment |


As nouns the difference between funny and entertainment

is that funny is (humorous) a joke or funny can be (british) a narrow boat for sculling while entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.

As an adjective funny

is amusing; humorous; comical.

funny

English

Etymology 1

From .

Adjective

(er)
  • Amusing; humorous; comical.
  • When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny .
  • Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant.
  • The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.
    I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
    Synonyms
    * See also * See also
    Derived terms

    Noun

    (funnies)
  • (humorous) A joke.
  • * 2014 , Brian Conaghan, When Mr. Dog Bites (page 54)
  • Everyone would be sitting on big fluffy white clouds singing songs, telling funnies and just enjoying the day.
  • (humorous) A comic strip.
  • * 2009 , R. P. Moffa, The Vaulted Sky (page 343)
  • His father was more likely to listen to the radio, although he would read the Sunday funnies , and his grandmother would only read the Italian language paper she picked up at the corner candy store.

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps a jocular use of (term). See above.

    Noun

    (funnies)
  • (British) A narrow boat for sculling.
  • entertainment

    Alternative forms

    * entretainment (chiefly archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
  • *
  • a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
  • (obsolete) maintenance or support
  • *
  • Admission into service; service.
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  • (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
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  • The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.