Entertaiment is a broad concept, encompassing the various forms of amusement and pleasure. It can take the form of a single private amusement selected from a huge array of pre-recorded entertainment products; a banquet for two; a dance for many; a musical performance for thousands; a festival or religious celebration for all. Often, entertainments have a dual purpose: they amuse and divert the audience while also satisfying other goals, such as ceremonial tradition or moralism. This collection features a number of colloquial usage examples compiled from corpora and online sources.

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