What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad category of activities and experiences that stimulate laughter or other emotional reactions. It may be a personal choice of one individual, or a public event such as a circus, a carnival, a religious festival, or a political satire. It can be as simple as a book, a movie, or a party for two, or as complex as a television series or a performance for thousands. Entertaiment has been shown to be capable of cross-media remix, and the familiar forms of entertainment that we know have the potential to evolve rapidly.

This collection of examples has been programmatically compiled from various sources and does not necessarily represent the opinions of Merriam-Webster or its editors.