a person or thing that provides amusement or enjoyment

Entertainment has evolved to encompass a wide variety of activities. It can be personal and private, as in the choice of a film for one’s own entertainment; or it can involve large groups or communities gathered to celebrate, feast, or participate in an event. Some forms of entertainment are a form of satire, and many entertain for a serious purpose. These examples have been automatically compiled from online sources, and may not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors.