What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that provides pleasure and amusement. The clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, or even your friends fighting over the last potato chip are forms of entertainment. It may be visual, such as a performance, or auditory, like music. It often evokes an emotional response from its audience. Entertainment has become an industry that dominates many sectors, including publishing, television, film, and games. These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Views expressed in these examples do not reflect the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.