What is Entertainment?


Entertainment is the experience of being entertained.

One common understanding of entertainment is fun and laughter, but many entertainments have a serious purpose. This may be in the form of ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire for example. In other cases, entertainment is used to encourage intellectual growth or insight through the exploration of an issue. It can be any size or type of event, ranging from an individual’s private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to a banquet adapted for two; to a party with appropriate music and dance; to performances intended for thousands, or even for a global audience. It is also important for family ties, as it facilitates the sharing of experiences and helps to grow closer to each other.