Can enjoyment be used with an article "a/an" or should it always be a non-countable noun?

For example,

Listening to her was always an enjoyment.

Among numerous examples of using "enjoyment" in sentences provided by Collins there is not one with "an".

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    was always enjoyable is better. – Lambie May 1 '19 at 17:22
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    Or "was always a pleasure". – Michael Harvey May 1 '19 at 17:23
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    Your example is comprehensible, but not idiomatic. I would never use an enjoyment. – Colin Fine May 1 '19 at 18:02
  • Always uncountable. There's no enjoyment in it. There's some enjoyment in it. – jonathanjo May 2 '19 at 23:47

Enjoyment is usually only used as a non-quantifiable noun, as seen in the examples on this webpage: https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/enjoyment I would rephrase your example sentence to something like this:

I listened to her for my own enjoyment.

...but it takes on a different meaning, so to keep the meaning it would be easier to change it to a more suitable word...

Listening to her was always enjoyable.

  • I've edited my question – brilliant May 1 '19 at 18:00
  • @brilliant Your Collins example doesn't have any sentences with "a enjoyment". To use a similar word, "a fulfillment" is correct, so it shouldn't be any different than "an enjoyment". a-or-an.com/a_an/enjoyment – stapmoshun May 2 '19 at 20:02
  • My question is not about whether it should be "is a enjoyment" or "is an enjoyment", but rather whether it should be "is enjoyment" or "is an enjoyment". – brilliant May 2 '19 at 23:11

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