What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a rich and varied collection of art forms that can be enjoyed in many different ways, and at almost any scale: from an individual selecting entertainment on a screen for private enjoyment; to a banquet designed for two; to a performance intended for thousands; and indeed for the entire world. Entertainment is often associated with amusement and humour, but it may also have serious purposes, such as ceremony, celebration, religious festival or satire. Click on a collocation to see more examples.

This is an excerpt from the article ‘Entertainment’ by Tim Clark, published in 2013. It may be reproduced for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons licence.