What Is Entertaiment?



Entertainment is any activity that a person or group engages in for pleasure, relaxation, or diversion. Entertainment takes many forms and can be enjoyed in a wide variety of settings, from personal private entertainment options now available to an individual consumer in their own home; to banquets adapted for two; to performances intended for thousands; or even global audiences. The experience of entertainment often has an element of amusement, but can also take on serious or serious aspects such as a ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire.

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