The clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, stadium rock, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all these are forms of entertainment. From the old French entretenir to hold together or support, entertainment has come to mean amusement, distraction, or even social interaction (1,2). Children play for their own enjoyment and also to train for adult responsibilities and acquire cognitive skills (2,3,4). Adults enjoy entertainment as a way to relax or to celebrate a special occasion (2,5,6). Entertainment is often abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news publications where space is limited (7,8).
These examples have been automatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘Entertaiment.’