What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is an activity that diverts or amuses people, although it may have a serious purpose, as in ceremony, ritual, religious festival or satire. From a cultural perspective entertainment is influenced by narrative tradition and moralism. It is a key element in the work of many artists. It is also a major industry in many countries, providing jobs and livelihoods. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online sources to reflect current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

Entertainment is a huge business that provides jobs to thousands of people. It is a form of art, literature, music and sports.