Definition of Entertaiment


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Definition of entertaiment: Something affording pleasure, diversion or amusement: a novel or puzzle; a concert; the excitement of the game; solving a crossword; and so on. Entertainment is a complex cultural phenomenon that has evolved to encompass forms ranging from individual choice of pre-recorded music; from elaborate banquets for two; to performances intended for thousands. It is often associated with enjoyment, but it can also be serious—for example, in the case of ceremonies, religious festivals and satire.