Definition of Entertaiment



Entertaiment is a form of leisure activity that entertains, amuses, diverts, or gives pleasure. It is a widespread industry and has become an important component of cultural life in many countries, providing livelihoods to many people. It is characterized by its audience-centric nature and the emotional response that it elicits. It is widely used in film, music, books, sports, games, art, and theatre. These examples are selected automatically from corpora and may not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

The definition of entertainment has changed over time as different social and economic conditions have evolved, with new forms emerging to fit societal changes.