What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad category of activities and events that are consumed for the pleasure of an audience. It encompasses a wide range of genres from classical music to rock and roll, from theatre and dance to sports. The term derives from the Old French word entretenement, which is a contraction of “to support, maintain.” It has become strongly associated with amusement, although entertainment can serve other purposes as well. It can be as simple as selecting a private entertainment from an enormous array of pre-recorded products; or as elaborate as a banquet or performance intended for thousands of people.