What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is a broad concept, encompassing various forms of amusement and pleasure. It is also a significant industry that provides livelihoods for many. Nevertheless, entertainment is a highly contested and subjective term that elicits a variety of emotions. It can also cross over different media and be reinterpreted and recontextualized in new ways. Entertaiment is a collection of such examples compiled programmatically from corpora and sources on the web to illustrate current usage. It does not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. We would welcome feedback on these entries. For more on this subject, see our article What is Entertainment?