What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the ability to divert the mind and give pleasure, amusement, or diversion. It is often a social activity and can be found in many forms: from the enjoyment of a play, opera, or concert, to the satisfaction gained from doing a crossword puzzle, a game of baseball, or even just watching television. Although entertainment is often a lighthearted experience, it may also serve a serious purpose, as in the case of ceremonies, religious festivals, and satire. The story of Scheherazade, from Persian professional storytelling tradition, has inspired a number of orchestral works, film adaptations, and innovative video games.

You may sometimes see the word entertainment abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news publications, but it is rare outside these contexts.