What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a wide range of activities that give people enjoyment and relaxation. It includes watching movies and television, listening to music and attending concerts, reading books and magazines, playing sports and games, and viewing visual art. The examples on this page are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ They do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

Entertainment often hits on themes that our brains were evolved to deeply react to, such as social backstabbing and murders. It can be on any scale, from pre-recorded products adapted for just one person; to parties or banquets for two; to performances intended for thousands.