What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is any activity or experience that provides enjoyment, amusement, relaxation, diversion, or pleasure. It can take a wide range of forms from a single private performance adapted to an individual viewer; to banquets for two; to concerts, sporting events, or games intended for thousands; to ceremonies, religious festivals, or satire designed for global audiences. The most common sense of the word has come to involve entertainment with amusement and laughter, but many forms of entertainment have serious as well as playful intentions.

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