What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a major creative industry and forms the core of a culture, contributing to national values and defining civilizations. Click on a collocation to see more examples:

From Old French entretenement. Related words are entertainment, entertain, amusement, fun, pleasure, enjoyment.

Entertaining is not a neutral term; it has implications for both good and evil. What is fun and pleasurable for one may be torture and cruelty to another. What appears as entertainment may have a hidden purpose of imparting insight or intellectual growth. For example, a play may entertain the audience while educating them about history and society.