What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad concept that covers the activity of keeping people amused and diverted. It has become a significant industry that supports the livelihoods of many. From the perspective of narrative traditions and moralism, entertainment evokes deep emotional responses and can serve as a storehouse of national values.

From the Old French entretenement; see entertain.

The colloquial forms of entertainment are remarkably stable and have demonstrated a remarkable capacity for creative remix across media. They are often recognizable even when they are presented in unfamiliar formats. Click on a collocation to see more examples. These examples have been automatically selected from corpora and may not represent the views of the editor.