Entertaiment is the action or fact of entertaining. It may refer to an agreeable diversion, such as the pleasure of solving a crossword puzzle, or a performance, such as a ballet or a concert. Entertainment may also have a serious purpose, such as a religious festival or a satire. Forms of entertainment evolve and can be adapted to any scale, from a private choice of recorded music for one person or a banquet for two, to performances staged for thousands or broadcast for global audiences.

Article by: John Platt, BBC News. Last updated: 19 April, 2020. BBC Worldwide Limited 2019. All rights reserved.