What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of activities. It can be as simple as a kids’ playground or a comedy show, or as complex as a high-brow art exhibition or an engaging book. Entertainment is not one-size-fits-all, as different people enjoy different types of entertainment based on their moods and emotional state. Some are drawn to entertainment that causes a strong reaction, such as suspense or joy; others prefer intellectual engagement like documentaries or puzzles. Entertaiment can also be a shared experience, such as a team sport or multiplayer video games.

From Old French entretenement; see entertain.