What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is anything that amuses, diverts, or pleases an audience, especially in a recreational or leisure context. Entertainment can provide pleasure, relief, or distraction from daily activities and may take a wide range of forms including sports events, plays, movies, television, books, music, video games, and social gatherings. While entertainment provides a sense of escape and enjoyment for audiences, it also has a cultural significance as it helps people understand their identities and relationships with each other. Click on the buttons below to see examples of entertaiment in popular media.

From the Oxford Dictionary of English. OED 2018. All rights reserved.