What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment means anything that provides pleasure, amusement or excitement. This can range from a single person choosing a specific entertainment from the enormous array of pre-recorded products to be enjoyed alone; through parties for two to thousands of people; and on into performances with specific purposes such as ceremony, religious festival, satire or theatre.

You may see the word ‘entertainment’ abbreviated to entmt on fliers or in industry news publications, where space is at a premium. It is also a common abbreviation to use in short hand note taking. A famous example of an entertainment is the story of Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition – this has inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, films by Pasolini and more recently an innovative video game.