What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is any activity that provides enjoyment, amusement, relaxation, diversion or distraction. It can take the form of recreation, social gatherings, cultural activities, games, sports, or anything that appeals to the senses. The entertainment industry encompasses a broad spectrum of businesses that create and distribute films, music, books, magazines, live performances, and other branded content. Some entertainment has a socially conscious dimension such as ceremonial or religious events, a public celebration, or satire. The word entertain is related to the antonymous word amuse, which has a similar meaning and may also be used in the same context. The word entertainment is often used as a synonym for fun, but this is misleading as many forms of entertainment have serious purposes and can provide insight or intellectual growth.