What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the ability to enjoy amusement or pleasure and feel lightheartedness. It is a cultural concept that can be interpreted and adapted on any scale from an individual choosing a personal entertainment from the now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to banquets designed for two; to festivals, ceremonies or performances intended for thousands. While many forms of entertainment elicit a sense of fun and laughter, there are others that have more serious purposes, such as satire or social commentary. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

From an industry perspective, entertainment is defined as audience-centered commercial culture that keeps individuals amused, engaged and diverted and has evolved into a significant sector of the economy providing livelihoods to many. It also provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and values.