What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment means anything that is intended to amuse or delight people. People use the word to describe a range of activities, from watching performances or sports events, to playing games and using social media. Children’s entertainment often mimics adult activities and helps them prepare for adult responsibilities such as child rearing or social interaction (1,2). You may sometimes see the word entertainment abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news publications when space is limited (3,4). Many stories entertain by telling a tale that inspires a retelling in another medium, such as music (Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel wrote orchestral works based on the Scheherazade story) or film (Pasolini made a movie adaptation of the same tale). (1,5).