An agreeable occupation of the mind or a diversion, often involving some kind of performance. It comes from the Old French entretenement, which had to do with hospitality and keeping guests happy (as in “entertain your guests”). The clown at a birthday party, the Broadway show, the stadium rock concert, or even your friends fighting over the last potato chip are all forms of entertainment. It is a broad category that includes theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment such as art and architecture, and audio entertainment as mostly music.
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