Entertaiment is the process of delivering entertainment to an audience. It may include a variety of different activities such as live music, a dance performance, a play, a film or a television program. It may be a private activity, such as a dinner party or a concert, or it may be intended to entertain many people, such as a performance for a large crowd.
The experience of being entertained has come to be strongly associated with fun and laughter, but it also often includes a serious purpose, as in the various forms of ceremony, celebration, religious festival or satire.
The word entertaiment is sometimes abbreviated to entmt in industry news publications, fliers or short hand note taking. It is not commonly used in everyday writing, outside of these cases.