Entertaiment is audience-centered commercial culture that keeps individuals amused, engaged and diverted. It is evolving into a multi-disciplinary field impacting on the areas of film, music, books, gaming and new media. It is also a highly dynamic industry, demonstrating the capacity to morph with the rapid advancement of technology. Click on the buttons to find synonyms or related words.

Entertainment is often interpreted as a form of amusement, although many forms of entertainment have a serious purpose. Examples include ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals and satire.

Article by: Norma & Paula R. Sullivan, The New York Times. October 4, 2004. NYT>.