What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that affords pleasure, diversion or amusement: The ball was a great entertainment. It is often used as a synonym for recreation, but it may also refer to something that is hospitable or provides amusement, such as a show or game. It can also be a source of suspense, action or adventure. The most familiar example of entertainment is a story, such as Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition. Such stories often inspire a retelling in another medium, such as music, film or games.

It is sometimes abbreviated to entmt on fliers or industry news publications, where space is limited. However, it is rarely abbreviated in general writing or conversation.