Entertaiment is a genre of performance, and it has long been linked to amusement. Many entertainments are explicitly fun or humorous, but some, such as ceremonies, festivals, and satire, have serious purposes. The nature of entertainment is highly varied, and it can be adapted to any scale: from a simple, private entertainment for two; to a meal accompanied by music or dance; to a spectacle for thousands, whether live or pre-recorded; and to the activities of everyday life.

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