The Collins Dictionary – Entertaiment


Articles about Entertainment

A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–these and many other activities are examples of entertainment. Entertainment is usually a performance designed to amuse or distract an audience, and can be any scale from a private evening for two people to a stadium rock concert for thousands. The word derives from the Old French entretenement, which meant to support or maintain; hence, it is a metaphor for hospitality.

What is considered entertainment for one person or group may be considered work or cruelty to another. For more, see Entertain (disambiguation).

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