What is Entertaiment?
A clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show of Shakespeare, stadium rock at a concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all these and more are forms of entertainment. From the Old French entretenement, meaning to hold together or support, entertainment is amusement in some form. Click on a collocation to see more examples.
Research suggests that narrative and media entertainment may offer role models and meaningful experiences that help individuals cope with adversity, and that edutainment (combining entertainment with education) has the potential to increase knowledge and change attitudes about health issues.