The Definition and Use of the Word ‘Entertaiment’

The articles in this collection have been programmatically compiled from corpora and sources on the web to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertaiment.’ They do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.

Entertainment is something that amuses, amuses, or delights; it can be as simple as a private movie for two, or as large as an event intended for thousands. It often has a playful quality, but may also have serious intention; satire and social commentary are common forms of entertainment.