What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is a broad term that may refer to any activity that provides enjoyment, diversion or amusement. Although it has a strong association with pleasure and recreation, many forms of entertainment have a serious purpose or a social, cultural or intellectual impact. For example, a ceremony or celebration can provide entertainment and also impart a message. Similarly, satire or religious festivals can entertain while providing a spiritual experience. The word is often abbreviated entmt., especially on fliers or in industry news publications, but this is not common in general use. Entertainment can be experienced at any scale, from an individual who chooses a movie or book to read for entertainment, to a banquet for two, to performances for thousands and even global audiences. The familiar story of Scheherazade, for example, has been retold in music by composers, as film and in innovative video games.

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