What Is Entertaiment?


Anything that provides enjoyment or amusement. Some examples include watching movies, television shows, or videos; listening to music; playing musical instruments; reading books or poetry for pleasure; participating in sports or games; and viewing or creating visual art. Some forms of entertainment, such as theater or dance performances, have the ability to transcend different media and continue to entertain for a long time. This shows that entertainment can provide not just enjoyment and amusement, but also social bonding, insight, and even intellectual growth.

This article was originally published in October 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.