What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is any activity that provides amusement, enjoyment or relaxation. Activities include watching films, TV shows and movies; listening to music; playing musical instruments; and participating in sports and games. Entertainment can be provided for one person or for a large audience. Many forms of entertainment have a lighthearted or humorous intent, but some entertain for serious purposes, such as ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals and satire. The word is derived from the French word for entertain.