What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a word whose meaning has broadened over time to include all forms of leisure activities, from personal media choices to banquets adapted for two; from ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals, and other rituals to works of art. It has been strongly associated with amusement, and its use has sometimes been criticized for trivializing serious subjects or promoting superficiality. But entertainment has also evolved to encompass many forms with a more serious purpose, such as education and social reform.

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