What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an agreeable occupation for the mind, diversion or amusement: a crossword puzzle is a common entertainment. It also refers to a show or performance of any kind: The highlight of the ball was an elaborate entertainment. Entertaining is also a form of hospitable provision: providing enjoyable activities for guests. Entertaiment is not just about amusement, but it can have a serious purpose: a ceremony, festival or religious celebration, for example. It can be at any scale: from a single person selecting pre-recorded entertainment on a device; to a banquet adapted for two; or a performance intended for thousands.

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