What Is Entertaiment?

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Entertaiment is the act or fact of entertaining, or the state of being entertained. Also: something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: The ball was an elaborate entertainment. Also: a divertingly adventurous, comic, or picaresque novel. These examples have been automatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment.’ Views expressed in these examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
ENTERTAINMENT: Social Backstabbing & Murders
Many forms of entertainment, from social backstabbing to murder, touch on points that the human brain was evolved to deeply react to. These reactions are often triggered by chemicals like seratonin and dopamine.